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Equity Conversations Series: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

February 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 10:00am-12:30pm

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Attend this in-person workshop facilitated by Ms. Lanise Stevenson and co-sponsored by Inheritance Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern, and Transform Mid-Atlantic.


About the Event 

What is belonging in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work? What does it feel like? How do we create and nurture a sense of belonging within higher education teams? DEI Practitioner, Ms. Lanise Stevenson, will facilitate the workshop. Lunch will be provided by Inheritance Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern for guests attending in-person. The event will take place at JHU’s Shriver Hall in the Clipper Room. There is also a virtual attendance option.

About Lanise Stevenson

Lanise Stevenson is an award-winning doctoral candidate and professor at Johns Hopkins University, studying the impact of race, culture, and socioeconomics on students from traditionally marginalized racial and ethnic minority groups. Her research focuses on the contributing factors to school belonging, academic motivation, and student achievement. Ms. Stevenson offers 20 years of professional experience in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sector. She has eliminated barriers to college and career readiness for urban youth throughout her career through education research, nonprofit leadership, professional teaching, curriculum writing, adult learning, community partnerships, and philanthropic efforts. 

As a DEI expert, Ms. Stevenson consults with leaders in schools and for-profit organizations across the United States. In 2018, Lanise founded the Center for Applied Research and Equity (CARE) to bridge the gap between research and practice in the areas of DEI policies and programs. Ms. Stevenson currently coaches executive leaders, conducts large-scale studies, and develops workplace policies and programs promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. Ms. Stevenson holds a leadership role on the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council, where she advises the presidents of universities and health systems on matters of diversity and inclusion. She is the co-chair of the 18th annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, a national conference that highlights problems of practice and proven solutions on the frontiers of diversity and inclusion. Ms. Stevenson has designed workshops focusing on interracial dialogue, antiracism, recruitment and retention, defining diversity, legal issues in higher education, conflict resolution, and more.

Ms. Stevenson is completing a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership with a DEI concentration. 



February 23, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Transform Mid-Atlantic
Inheritence Baltimore