2021 D&I Symposium: Meet Jerome Singletary, Featured Speaker

The BNP is pleased to welcome Jerome Singletary, Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County as a featured speaker at our 2021 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 4th Annual D&I Symposium on June 8th – get your tickets here.

2021 D&I Symposium Speaking Topic: 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

Presentation Highlights

The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge has been implemented in dozens of markets across the country and we are asking the Western New York Community to join us in developing a deeper understanding of how racism and inequity affect our lives and our community. Through broad community engagement, the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge will increase awareness of critical issues and strengthen our community’s capacity to dismantle all forms of racism. The audience will learn more about the Challenge and how they can get involved.

D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration

Book: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Person: Stacey Abrams | Twitter

Advice for someone starting, or continuing on their D&I journey:

“The theme of the first D&I presentation I ever sat in was ‘It’s Not Extra.’ I think it’s important to keep in mind that diversity and inclusion is not extra work in should be embedded in our everyday lives.”   


Jerome Singletary is the Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager for the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County (UWBEC). In addition to his work organizing the WNY 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge, Jerome manages UWBEC’s legislative advocacy efforts and works to connect the Erie County nonprofit community with resources and expertise. He has been actively involved in the community, serving as a board member or volunteer for the Erie County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, American Diabetes Association WNY, and the UB Office of Alumni Engagement. Jerome earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a marketing concentration from the University at Buffalo


 Attend the 2021 D&I Symposium

Our 4th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will feature national experts on D&I sharing their knowledge on subjects such as implicit bias, building an inclusive culture, and the best practices for D&I initiative implementation.

KEYNOTE: Angela Glover Blackwell Founder in Residence at PolicyLink and nationally recognized leading voice in the movement for equity in America.

This half-day event will feature workshops and break-out sessions with actionable next steps for attendees to take away.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT
Register to Attend Here

See Full Event Details & Agenda Here

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