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Membership Meeting December 16, 2020 - Race, Racism, and Antiracism in our Homes, Community and Businesses

  • 12/16/2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Conferencing


  • allows registration for free speaker meal
  • Free to volunteer organization highlighted at meeting.

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Race, Racism, and Antiracism in Our
Homes, Community, and Businesses

What is race? Racism? Antiracism?
How do these things shape our community?
How can we do better?

Dr. Kimberly Barrett will present 
“Developing a Daily Practice of Antiracism”

  • The ways in which we can help interrupt systemic racism in our daily routines at home and work
  • The social construction of the idea of race and strategies for having productive conversations about race

Barb LaMue will focus on
“Making the New North Region a Better Place for All”

  • Youth (K-12) inclusion strategies
  • The need to keep our diverse young professionals engaged
  • Lessons learned from Business & Industry – changing the income disparity
  • How to tackle increased community understanding

Dr. Kimberly Barrett has spent more than 30 years in higher education administration. During this time she has worked with external stakeholders, governing boards, faculty, staff, and students to enhance learning, student development, and the public good. In addition to her administrative work, she taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has published and presented in professional journals and conferences, as well as in newspapers in the United States and Canada. Throughout all of this work, social justice and diversity have been both a professional priority and personal passion.

Dr. Barrett currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to this position, she was the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement at Wright State University. She has also been involved in a number of civic activities related to promoting social and economic justice, including numerous Boards and organizations such United Way, 100+ Women Who Care, and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. She holds graduate degrees in Psychology and Higher Education.

Barb LaMue, CEcD, EDFP, is currently President & CEO of New North, Inc., an 18-county regional economic development corporation in northeast Wisconsin whose mission is to be a catalyst for regional prosperity for all through collaborative action. This is done primarily through the creation and implementation of regional strategies for business and talent development. 

Prior to this role, Barb served as Vice President of business and community development for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). In addition to working with companies and communities on growth strategies and investments, she directed Downtown and Minority Business Development and has over 23 years of senior leadership experience in economic development.

Barb holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Lakeland College. She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a designation granted by the International Economic Development Council that is the industry gold standard for excellence in the profession. 

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