Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diversity Summit

Date: Wednesday, June 14th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

Like you, Diversity Awareness Partnership knows that diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts require sustained energy and an unshakable belief in our own power to create meaningful change. Join us in person at the Hyatt Regency on June 14, 2023 for our 12th Annual Diversity Summit, as we remind ourselves of everything we are capable of when we work together as co-conspirators.

Gathering together, we will push urgent conversations forward and address timely questions such as: how can we best support the people around us in our constantly-evolving world? What action steps will have the most impact as we move with purpose toward individual belonging and collective liberation? How can we create the equitable communities that we all deserve to thrive in, not in the distant future but today?

We hope that our workshops, action-oriented objectives, discussions on widely-varied topics, and networking opportunities will all offer crucial chances for connection and expanded commitment to justice. Your presence will help make this event a success!


10:00am – 10:30am: Registration/Networking

10:30am – 12:00pm: Breakout Sessions (1)

  • Reconsidering the Business Case for Disability: Are We Failing Disabled Talent? 
  • Show Me State Hate: An Overview of Anti-LGBTQIA+ Policies and the Missouri Legislature
  • Community Wealth Building as a Model of Equitable Development  

12:00pm – 12:55pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Equity Champions: Building and Sustaining a Community of Anti-Racism Advocates
  • Creating a Successful Neurodiverse Work Environment  
  • Racial Equity Capacity Building: Catalyze Organizational Change Through Data and Practice 

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm: Breakout Sessions (3)

  • Cultivating Psychological Safety by Interrupting White Supremacy Culture Together
  • Advancing an Age-Inclusive Society 
  • Time for Change: Reimagining Funder + Nonprofit Relationships 

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Diversity Ambassadors



Diversity Allies

Commerce Bank

Husch Blackwell LLP

Lockton Companies

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company



Nonprofit Sponsors

APA SLMS (St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association)

Center of Creative Arts (COCA)

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


Gateway Region YMCA

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

St. Louis Public Radio

United Way of Greater St. Louis