Chapter Leader Roundtable: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

August 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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Join us for a dialogue and discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) resources and tools for your chapter and district. During this roundtable, you’ll learn about DEI insights shared by your peers in the 2020 member survey and listening sessions, and how you can utilize that information to support your chapter members. We’ll also share best practices for having conversations about DEI topics that you’ll have a chance to apply during breakout group discussions. 


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Consider ways to apply DEI data and feedback from the 2020 national member survey at the local level.
  3. Access resources available to all ASDA members.
  4. Practice discussing DEI topics in a respectful and productive manner.

Mariama Boney, LMSW CAE; President & CEO, Achieve More LLC; ASDA D&I Consultant

Mariama Boney is the president and CEO of Achieve More, LLC, a consultancy that helps organizations across numerous industries achieve fiduciary and operational efficiency. As a facilitator of organizational transitions, she empowers individuals to move through discomfort so they can find shared purpose, and create frameworks for constructive dialogue and action planning.

Her commitment to fostering initiatives with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Accessibility sector stems from a personal passion for race equity, children and youth. She has facilitated comprehensive multicultural programs, leadership and diversity models, partnerships, and grants for staff, students, campus departments, local communities and more. 

Alia Osseiran; Tufts ’22; 2020-21 District 1 Trustee

Alia Osseiran, MPH, MS, is a dental student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington, her Master's of Public Health concentrating in Epidemiology for Boston University, and her Master's in Biomedical Sciences from Mississippi College. Ms. Osseiran is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and served on the Board of Trustees for the American Student Dental Association. When not practicing dentistry, she can be found teaching essential healthy life skills to children through her nonprofit, Box for Health.