Broadening Reach and Deepening Relationships

Making our Growth Truly Inclusive: A Diversity of Perspectives

Pictured l-r at The Foundation's September 2019 Convening: Onyeka Obiocha, managing director at Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale; Alexis Smith, executive director of New Haven Legal Assistance; Patrick Dunn, executive director of New Haven Pride Center; David Addams, executive director of William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund; and Jacob Padrón, artistic director at Long Wharf Theatre.

Key Takeaways

  • Inclusion is about who is invited to the table and how the table is set.
  • Strive for justice in all interactions.
  • The work of undoing racism is uncomfortable.
  • Building up and supporting the agency of individuals is needed before disparities will disappear.
  • If we don't have inclusion, growth is irrelevant.