What’s Next for Nonprofits After the Affirmative Action Ban?

McCaw Hall September 13, 2023 9:10 am - 10:00 am

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Akilah Watkins

In this timely and thought-provoking kickoff session, attendees will explore the Supreme Court’s recent decision on affirmative action, the broader landscape of racial justice, and the impending impacts on nonprofit organizations. This session will provide valuable insights into proactive strategies that organizations can adopt to promote diversity and to ensure equal opportunities for underrepresented communities, even in the absence of affirmative action policies. With her vast experience in the nonprofit sector, Akilah Watkins, president and CEO of Independent Sector, will guide a discussion about how the court’s decision could affect diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within nonprofits, alongside next steps for the sector. Attendees will leave the discussion with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead, empowering them to navigate changes with resilience and a renewed commitment to social justice.