Join an extraordinary panel of leaders for a discussion surrounding the current state of injustice, how we got to this point, and what actions business leaders should be taking now.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Delegate Delores McQuinn is an active, busy woman; full of energy and enthusiasm for a life of community and public service. Delores is a life-long resident of the Richmond area. She was born in eastern Henrico County, Virginia, where she grew up and attended public schools and graduated from Highland Springs High School in 1973. Delores has lived most of her adult life in the Richmond’s Church Hill district where she currently resides. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University. Delores’ civic interest and involvement in politics began at the tender age of 14 years old when she first campaigned for a politician’s election to Richmond City Council. Throughout her career as a public official, Delores has worked to improve public education, to care for the elderly and less fortunate, and to make our communities a better place to live and work. The passion of Delores McQuinn is to establish and build relationships across cultural and racial lines through communication, education, and physical history in order to work on the future of Richmond’s past.
Dr. Tiffany Jana, Founder and President, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Dr. Jana is a non-binary Awareness Artist and Pleasure Activist. They use their work and art to create a loving embrace of people and culture that includes an emphasis on liberation through joy. Their artistic expression includes painting, poetry, and performing arts. Dr. Jana is the author of four inclusion books, including three best-sellers. They are the founder of TMI Consulting Inc, the world’s first diversity-focused Certified Benefit Corporation. Dr. Jana has been featured in numerous publications and media including Fast Company, NY Times, and Forbes for their work on diversity, equity, empowerment, and inclusion. They’ve done a TEDx on privilege and were named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc.com
Anedra Bourne, Venture Richmond
Anedra is Deputy Executive Director of Venture Richmond. Currently, her priorities focus on marketing Downtown Richmond as a creative place to live, work and play. Bourne has spent most of her 20+ year career in the tourism industry – both locally and statewide – in both the non-profit and public sector, with a focus on public and media relations, marketing, and communications.
Formerly, Anedra served as the tourism coordinator for the City of Richmond, managed more than 20 community partners for The Future of Richmond’s Past collaborative which promoted the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War & Emancipation; was director of marketing and public relations for the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar; and, served as public relations manager at the Virginia Tourism Corporation promoting the Virginia is for Lovers™ brand.
Dr. Ram Bhagat, Founder & President, Drums No Guns Foundation
Dr. Ram Bhagat is a longtime educator, arts innovator, and peacebuilder who has been teaching and transforming communities for 35 years. Dr. Bhagat is a retired science teacher, arts integration specialist, and international conflict resolution trainer. He is certified in restorative justice, trauma healing and resilience. In the early 90s, Ram co-founded Drums No Guns, a world percussion ensemble to heal from the death of his younger brother, who lost his life due to gun violence. Today, the Drums No Guns Foundation continues to work nationally with youth and families traumatized by gun violence through the art and science of “healing community with rhythm. Dr. Bhagat employs drumming, dance, drama, yoga, culturally-responsive trauma healing, mindfulness, and restorative practices. He practices and teaches community-building circles, community healing circles, community conferencing circles, and culturally responsive circles to promote equity and justice in all types of environments.
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