Sat, Feb 10|
Cafe con Libros, Bk.
Book Talk with Dr. Akilah Cadet: "White Supremacy is All Around."
Hailed as the “Olivia Pope of DEI,” Dr. Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH shares her personal journey of becoming an unapologetic Black disabled woman navigating a predominantly white world.
Time & Location
Feb 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Cafe con Libros, Bk., 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
About the Event
About the Book:
Founder and CEO of consulting firm Change Cadet Dr. Akilah Cadet shares a powerful, incisive look at where we are in the fight to dismantle white supremacy—and what we urgently need to do next. This is the story of how I became an unapologetic Black disabled woman in a white world. This book is for people who look and live structurally like me to be valued, seen, heard and perhaps some advice on how to navigate life amongst white supremacy. This book is also for white people who have been “doing the work” since the murder of George Floyd to read my story and be able to clearly see systemic oppression, racism, and ableism. There are books sharing the historical context of white supremacy, providing tips on how to be an ally or anti-racist, and firsthand experiences from Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) which are important. I push the conversation that leads to real change through my story. This book is for the Black woman who is looking to been seen and soft in shared lived experience. It is for the white person who is immersing themselves in the community they want to advocate for. It is for anyone who understands that learning and unlearning is lifelong. White Supremacy Is All Around arrives as the U.S.’s ongoing racial reckoning has left readers searching for voices they can trust. BIPOC, disabled people, and other intentionally ignored Americans want to feel heard and empowered; organization leaders and allies invested in dismantling white supremacy want a framework for how best to contribute. Dr. Akilah Cadet speaks to all these needs, drawing from her life experiences and work helping leading brands build inclusive and equitable cultures to offer an informed perspective that prioritizes belonging. In a series of personal stories told with her trademark candor and wit, Dr. Cadet explores the long-term work required to combat structural oppression from her unique vantage point as a Black disabled woman. She tackles everything: from the 2020 “summer of allyship” and depression caused by workplace discrimination to navigating disability and building a consulting business, all with a little inspo from Beyoncé. A powerful call for true accompliceship for non-Black people, and a way for Black people to see and celebrate themselves, White Supremacy Is All Around ushers in a new voice that is timely, urgent, and essential—and a vision we all need now.
About the Author:
Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, an organizational development consulting firm that offers services that support embedding belonging into overall organizational identity and strategy. As a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur her work is behind some of the biggest brands you use everyday. Dismantling white supremacy through storytelling is at the core of her work as a leader, speaker, creative director, producer, writer, editor and author. She lives in Oakland, CA, literally has all the degrees, celebrates her disability, is a proud Beyoncé advocate, and has an incredible shoe game.
About the Conversation Partner:
Nitika has been a thought leader in the wellness industry for over 14 years and is the founder of Chronicon, a global community enriching the lives of those living with chronic illness through media, events, and daily content. As the host of a lifestyle talk show, a guest expert on QVC, and the host of her own podcast, Thriving Together, Nitika has been challenging stereotypes around what it means to truly love yourself—even through trauma, heartbreak, and personal devastation. She believes that joy is cultivated and is a daily practice.
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