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Black Motivational Speaker on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Jordan H. Davis

Equity is not "soft." It's not a skill or a program or a mantra. It is something that we all must work and lead with to create meaningful opportunities and quality of life for all.  

The Problem

Our students don't feel like they belong in the classrooms that they sit in - this is especially true for those who have identities that are historically marginalized. When students don't feel seen and included, they struggle to see the connection between what they're learning and their lived experiences outside of school, contributing to learning and achievement gaps along the lines of identity.  The individual inclusivity work of educators often goes unnoticed and is discouraged in some instances.


Accreditors, superintendents, university presidents, and federal and private donors expect evidence of effective DEI practices, which influence their funding and accrediting decisions. Educators and professional staff can't facilitate inclusive environments for students unless they themselves feel a sense of belonging in their work environments. Political polarization has paralyzed difficult conversations, preventing us from fully grabbling with complex problems like climate change, international conflict, and racism. How do we ensure that DEI efforts truly create equity and belonging for students, faculty, and staff? 

How Jordan can help you and your audience solve it:

As a 23-year-old African American male first-generation college student, Jordan speaks from his experiences navigating two historically white institutions. Having the perspective of students, educators, and staff who also navigate these schools and institutions is vitally important; Jordan's experience facilitating productive conversations on antiracism that engaged diverse members of the campus community makes him uniquely positioned to solve the complex problems outlined above. His age and relatability to young people yields powerful results for all audiences, but especially students who want to be agents of change.

Your audience will leave the keynote:


Motivated to confront their own barriers to fully engaging in justice work


Ruminating about ideas for incentivizing the stakeholders who carry out this work


Aware of the "why" and "how" behind creating belonging


Understanding the connection between wellness and inclusivity

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