Inaugural Diversity Summit

You are invited to attend the Inaugural Diversity Summit, presented by the Parkview Diversity and Inclusion department. This summit is designed to make an impact by delivering services around cultural competencies and understanding differences.


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Diana Jackson-Davis, PhD, director, Diversity and Inclusion, Parkview Health
Dena Jacquay, Chief Community & HR Officer, Parkview Health

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker

Lisa D. Givan, Associate Vice-President of Diversity & Inclusion, Indiana Institute of Technology

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Break-out Session 1

11 – 11:50 a.m.
Break-out Session 2

12 – 1 p.m.
Break-out Session 3

1 – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 – 2 p.m.
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Saneto Maiko, The John Templeton Research Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine

Break-Out Session Topics

"Understanding Priv·i·lege as Noun and Verb" – Dr. Lisa Beringer

Privilege is both a noun and a verb. As a thing, it is a special right, advantage or immunity given to a person or a group. It may be given because of our race or gender, or maybe our social class or education, maybe our religion or job title, or maybe our abled bodies or youth. We will explore the privileges we have and ask why our culture assigns them. As an action, we will ask what purpose the granting of privileges serve and explore ways we benefit from them even without realizing. How does privilege create different experiences for different people? Why does it matter that we understand and acknowledge the privileges we have? How might we use privilege to help others?

“Communities Combating Bias” – Nichole Rouached, OrthoWorx

In order to fight Bias and Hate in our communities, it’s important to understand the historical roots of racialized systems through a political, social and economic lens. After exploring these systems and understanding how white supremacy is formed, we need to examine language and how it hinders inclusive practices. Language and communication is a foundation to fighting hate and bias, so what are some others obstacles? Finally, we’ll look at a template of how local communities can fight hate and bias through “Spheres of Influence” and “Levels of Engagement.”  

“Transgender Workshop” – Amanda Grimes

This workshop will identify and explore some of the experiences and issues common to transgender individuals, from both a personal and expert perspective. Some of the topics that will be discussed include recognition of gender identity, challenges in transitioning, societal issues, medical treatments and concerns, legal issues, employment, discrimination, support structures, and more. This information-packed workshop will elevate your understanding of this controversial issue, and will allow for a brief question and answer period at the end.

“Cultural Competency in Healthcare in Immigrant Communities” – Babra Chakanyuka – Park Center

Goals/Focus of presentation; to learn from each other, share, educate, inform each other so that we can purposefully and actively participate in the process of responding and providing services that reflect a culturally sensitive approach; from a

a) provider perspective

b) client perspective

c) community perspective

d) system perspective


Cost: Free

For more information regarding the Inaugural Diversity Summit and to register, click here.

  • Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation

    10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
    Fort Wayne, IN 46845

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Date & Time:

June 28, 2019

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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