The Emerging Forces of Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Trends and Strategic Approaches

Mar 9, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As libraries and cultural organizations develop initiatives that center diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, what trends and forces within our broader society are expected to impact and shape our approach? How do we position ourselves strategically to offer services to our increasingly diverse communities? What are the implications if our organizations are not equipped to support the communities we should be serving?


Herbert Alexander, Chief Diversity Officer at Cayuga Health System, will explore  trends and strategic approaches to JDEI with us, including three forces that must be taken into consideration--and their implications.



Learn about and discuss:

  • three impactful forces shaping our libraries and cultural institutions and their implications
  • barriers to equity and inclusivity
  • ideas for closing the gaps between social responsibility and sustainability




photo of Herb AlexanderHerbert Alexander is the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer for Cayuga Health System. Prior to joining the Cayuga Health team in August 2021, Herb was Chief Diversity Officer at Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester. He was charged with shaping organizational strategy, creating programming and developing educational offerings for faculty and staff. Prior to that role, Herb was an Associate Dean of Students, in which he oversaw the Health & Counseling Center, led the organization's COVID testing strategy and many other student related initiatives. Herb also has a passion for youth and community development. He served as a NCAA Head Assistant Men's basketball coach for seven years and cherished the opportunity to foster relationships and develop students.  Herb holds a Master of Science in Strategic Business Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Roberts Wesleyan University.

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