Shift Akron Resources

Updated: 7/12/18

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

*NEW  ESC of Cuyahoga Valley and Akron Public Schools: Cultural Sensitivity Training
Contact: Michele Y. Ware
Phone: 216.524.3000

Professional trainers from APS offer unique insight into the lives of students and their families at these all-day workshops. They will provide a framework for exploring how conditions associated with culture; socio-economic status; trauma; and other factors affect students’ academic performance as well as their emotional well-being.
Friday, September 14, 2018 event
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 event

Akron Urban League
President and CEO:  Dr. Sadie Winlock
Phone: 330.434.3101
AUL is taking the lead on offering programs that support inclusive leadership. For upcoming programs, visit:

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and the Racial Equity Institute
Growing Racial Equity in Northeast Ohio: Continued Awareness & Action
Phone: 216.830.2770

City of Akron Diversity and Inclusion
Human Resources Director:  Donald Rice
Phone: 330.208.5823

Diversity Center of NE Ohio
President and CEO:  Peggy Zone Fisher
Phone: 216.752.3000

Harvard Implicit Bias Study
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Follow the link below to take the implicit bias test.

Heather Steranka-Petit
Heather provides training and development around cultural competency and unconscious bias.
Phone: 330.715.8794

President: Judi Hill
Phone: 330.573.4986

University of Akron Rethinking Race Committee
ARI-AHEC Center Director:  Greta Lax
Phone: 330.972.6957

Shift Akron Panel Moderators:

Robert DeJournett
Director, Community Relations & Diversity
Summa Health

Vish Bhatt
Operations Manager, Hematology/Oncology
Akron Children’s Hospital


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