Making America Great!

At America’s best, we endeavor and struggle with finding creative and innovative ways to celebrate and engage our diverse communities. The greatness of our communities is best articulated when we create greater equity and inclusiveness to ensure our distinct voices and perspectives to fulfill the promise of liberty, fairness, shared prosperity and opportunity.

If we continue to muster the courage and persistence needed, this pervasive accomplishment could be sustained for all despite our legacy of benign neglect and outright pillaging of people for profit. We are living out a process for making America greater.

Please join us and share in a series of upcoming events with inspired individuals seeking audaciousness.

The Mask You Live In | Screening & Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 28, 4:00 PM, Alamo Drafthouse — South Lamar (RSVP)

Follow boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

YWmen Panelists include, Kazique J. Prince, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Jelani Consulting, Boone Blocker, Transportation Specialist, and Emiliano Diaz de Leon, Men’s Engagement Specialist at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA).

Presented by YWCA Greater Austin


Diversity in Tech Community ThinkTank

Monday, February 29, 6:30 PM, Capital Factory (RSVP)

As technology continues to impact all sectors of business and innovation, there’s a growing concern for the lack of inclusion and diversity across the tech ecosystem: from the pipeline to the boardroom. While we all work as individual companies or organizations through the increasing focus on diversity and inclusion, we don’t often gather to hear diverse perspectives on what is working and what isn’t.

Join Kazique Prince, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Jelani Consulting, LLC & Senior Policy Advisor & Education Coordinator, Office of Mayor Steve Adler at City of Austin; Ashley Doyal, Co-Founder of recruitHER, a women-owned recruiting firm which supports underrepresented groups in tech (including women, people of color, veteran, LGBTQIA, and disabled candidates); and Sterling Smith, Founder & CEO at SandBox Apps, Inc., a platform that allows retailers to seamlessly create a mobile app on top of their e-Commerce store front.

Presented by Makers Square

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Originally published at Jelani Consulting.