Marquee Speaker - Beyond Diversity and Inclusion
Friday, November 27th, 2020 • 11:00am–11:45am • MQ2 • Management
Since 2016, Jael Richardson, the founder and Artistic Director of Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) has gained national acclaim, travelling across the country and representing Canada internationally following the successful launch and establishment of Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers. As the leader of the fastest growing literary festival in Canada, which serves as a global source of ground-breaking innovation, Richardson’s work challenges arts and media organizations to build and grow using practices rooted in inclusion and diversity.
In this dynamic keynote address, the recipient of the J.S. Wordsworth Award for Human Rights & Equity and the Freedom to Read Award from The Writers Union of Canada will unpack practical approaches industry professionals must take to transform their organizations. With timely and crucial questions designed to spark conversation, Richardson will prompt leaders to take bold and critical action with urgency.
Who should attend: everyone!