The question is, with so much work to be done to address rampant inequities, where do we begin? We can start by including more voices in the conversations. We can unpack and disrupt traditional ways of thinking. We can challenge institutions and devise new ways of viewing our world. And we can cultivate opportunities that enable all of us to thrive.
Thank you for Joining Us!
Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Speaker Series: Achieving Results in an Inclusive Recovery, a candid discussion and Q&A with Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO of PolicyLink.
If you missed the event, listen to the recording here:
Introducing the 2021 Speaker Series
More information coming soon!
March 2021 | Virtual
August 2021 | TBD
October 2021 | TBD
About Michael McAfee
Dr. Michael McAfee became President and CEO of PolicyLink in 2018, seven years after becoming the inaugural director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink. His results-driven leadership, depth of knowledge about building and sustaining an organization, and devotion to serving the nation’s most underserved populations made him the obvious choice to lead the 20-year-old PolicyLink.
During his time at PolicyLink, Michael has played a leadership role in securing Promise Neighborhoods as a permanent federal program, led efforts to improve outcomes for more than 300,000 children, and facilitated the investment of billions of dollars in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.
United Way of Salt Lake’s Speaker Series aims to include more voices in conversations, disrupt traditional ways of thinking, and challenge institutions to cultivate opportunities that enable everyone to thrive. Listen and learn from our previous speakers:
2019: Morris is a critic-at-large with the New York Times, specifically focused on looking at the role race plays in culture and movies. Learn about race equity in pop culture in his KUER interview.
2018: Maria Hinojosa is a Mexican-American immigrant who got into journalism to be able to tell more stories about people like her. She discusses how to have difficult conversations about racism.
2017: Nikole Hannah-Jones hosted the second community conversation, which explores the important, and often overlooked effects, that race and natural segregation are having on schools right here in Utah.