REDI to Talk | The Road Toward Racial Equity
Discussion with Senior Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Web Brown
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. MDT
Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is hosting a conversation about what it takes to end systemic racism and how we can build more equitable communities with Web Brown our Senior Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI).
Housing justice is social justice. For too long communities of color have experienced housing discrimination. Web will share his vision and experience supporting communities to be more diverse and inclusive, while offering advice on what it takes to turn conversations into action.
The discussion will be hosted by Jennifer Thibault, Mercy Housing Mountain Plain’s Regional Vice President of Operations. Jennifer and Web will discuss advocacy and advancing social justice issues and what it means to be an innovator and leader in 2021.
Featured Speaker | Web Brown
Web Brown oversees Mercy Housing’s national ongoing commitment to address root causes of racial inequities and supports communities to be more equitable and inclusive as the organization’s first-ever Senior Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He’s an expert at captaining difficult conversations about systemic racism and what it means to be anti-racist. Web formerly worked at the Colorado Office of Health Equity at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where he worked across state government to embed equity considerations into decision-making. He helped draft a groundbreaking equity, diversity, and inclusion Executive Order signed by Governor Jared Polis in 2020. Web has over 23 years of experience as a community builder and change maker.
Host | Jennifer Thibault
Calm, effective, and inspirational, Jennifer has had an extraordinary career in community development, ranging from working with at-risk youth to managing a multi-million-dollar budget and supervising management staff. As Mercy Housing Mountain Plain’s Regional Vice President of Operations, she specializes in developing key partnerships across government, nonprofit, medical, and business sectors. She’s an innovative thinker and a life-long learner and visionary who is dedicated to fostering more equitable communities to break cycles of poverty.