Join us on March 26 at 9:00am for District 7910's first Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit. Rotary International’s theme for this year is “Serve to Change Lives.”  Network and share ideas with other DEI stakeholders. Learn about available resources, actions you can take, and programs you can plan to change lives in your community. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Register now to secure your seat at this important event.
Zoom links will be sent out to all registrants the day prior to the event
Who Should Attend
  • Rotarians
  • Community members working on DEI issues
  • Municipal employees responsible for DEI issues
  • Corporate/Organizational DEI managers
  • Educators focusing on DEI issues


8:45 – 9:00 – Say hello to your fellow DEI people - informal

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome/Intro

9:15 - 10:00 – Breakouts:

Room 1 - Disability Advocacy
Jeremy Opperman - Rotary Club of World Disability Advocacy, South Africa
Nate Johnson – Dir North Quabbin Citizens Advocacy
Victory Handley – Advocate for people with Autism

Room 2 - How to Get Started with DEI in Your Community 
Anna Giraldo-Kerr - The Lived Experiences Project
Stephanie Oliver - Town of Sudbury DEI Commission
Paula Collins - Shrewsbury Lived Experiences Project

Room 3 - Creative Equity Initiatives For Your Community
Liora Norwich - Network for Social Justice / Winchester
Peishan Bartley - Boxborough DEI Committee
Tony Logalbo - Harmony Foundation 

Room 4 - Infusing DEI On and Off-Campus 
Hank Parkinson - Dean of Students, Fitchburg State University
Eric Nguyen - Dir Center for Inclusive Excellence – Framingham State
Lee Santos Silva - Director, Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth, Bunker Hill Community College

10:00 - 10:45 – Breakouts

Room 1 - How to partner with Rotary
Bill Paulson – Diversity Book Fair / Little Free Libraries

Room 2 - Resilience Network
Nichole Argo - Needham Diversity Initiative
Jamele Adams - Franklin Freedom Team
Anne Aisenberg - SPARK Kindness

Room 3 - Municipal DEI efforts
Latosha Dixon - Chair Chelmsford Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Hattie Kerwin – City of Newton, Dir Community Engagement & Inclusion
Becca Meekins – Town of Northborough, Asst Town Admin

Room 4 - DEI in K12 Ed
Dr. Noor Ali - Principal, Al-Hamra Academy, Shrewsbury.  Assistant Professor Graduate School of Education, Northeastern University
Tiffany Lillie – Framingham Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Equity
Jessica Peterson – Principal, Newman Elementary, Needham
Karen Bourn - Principal John Eliot Elementary, Needham

10:45 - 11 - Wrap up