cityCURRENT Show on MeTV: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with The Memphis 13 and Dr. Gena Cox

This week on The cityCURRENT Show we’ll be inspired by The Memphis 13 and their new documentary around their integration during the Civil Rights Movement as well as a conversation around diversity, inclusion and the post-pandemic work world.

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dwania Kyles, a Civil Rights Advocate who was one of “The Memphis 13” youth involved in the integration of the Memphis City public schools on October 3, 1961, along with her fellow Co-Founder of The Memphis 13 Foundation, Daniel Kiel, University of Memphis law professor and the Director of The Memphis 13 documentary, who both discuss the significance of The Memphis 13 story and their efforts now with the Foundation.

During the interview, Dwania talks about her personal experience as a “Memphis 13” alum, shares how she is approaching healing and taking lessons from the past to become opportunities for learning in the future, and how The Memphis 13 Foundation is poised to engage youth to engage in building community and conversations centered on love. Daniel adds his personal perspective on the documentary and how it plays an important role in the Foundation’s efforts, and talks about how the community can get involved.

Host Andrew Bartolotta talks with Dr. Gena Cox, an organizational psychologist, who for 25+ years, has advised executive leaders at some of the country’s largest companies, including some in the Fortune 100. As an executive advisor, she helps executives and leaders build psychologically healthy workplaces. As an executive coach, she helps executives lead more effectively while satisfying their career and life goals.

Gena is on a mission to make organizations more inclusive, especially within the disrupted post-pandemic work world. She believes leaders should be as confident regarding diversity and inclusion matters as other leadership competencies such as finance and marketing. Gena’s book, showing business leaders a new way to think about their role in making organizations more inclusive, will be published in Fall 2022. Gena is also a keynote speaker who takes audiences on a journey from thinking to action regarding workplace inclusion.

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