Beyond Buzzwords

Beyond Buzzwords is a Metro United Way speaker series on diversity, equity and inclusion that is designed to provide thoughtful and meaningful discussions about important topics that promote thinking as well as personal and institutional application.

THANK YOU TO OUR Presenting Partner for helping make this series happen:


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Ta-Nehisi Coates

author Between The World and Me

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Alejandra Campoverdi

author of First Gen

Tuesday, October 8, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Past Events:

February 6, 2024

Heather McGhee

“The Sum of Us”

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Emily Bingham

My Old Kentucky Home: The Astounding Life and Reckoning Of An Iconic American Song

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Sally Kohn

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide To Repairing Our Humanity

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He had also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant. His next two books, coming out in June, are How to Raise an Antiracist and the picture book, Goodnight Racism.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

I Too Am America with Shawn Dove

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Color of Law with Richard Rothstein

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

America's Caste System with Isabel Wilkerson

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Latinos in the American Conversation on Race with Marco Davis

Featured Marco Davis, President & CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders. Davis’ articles The Latino Community Is Uniquely Positioned to Address the Problems of Our Time and Black History Month for Black Latinos: Seeing Ourselves, address the ongoing conversation in America around racial equity.

June 8, 2021

Racial Justice, Faith & Black Womanhood with Austin Channing Brown

February 23, 2021

White Fragility with Robin DiAngelo

October 13, 2020

America Reckons with Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

August 13, 2020

Reflections on Race Featuring Tim Wise, author of White Like Me

February 20, 2020



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