Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
October Zoom Chapter Meeting
October 20, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wanting to belong is an innate, human desire. Group membership and loyalty are key factors for our survival. And yet 2 out of 5 people say they feel isolated at work, and nearly 1 out of 3 students report a lack of belonging in their school communities. In this highly interactive workshop, you will have a chance to build awareness around issues of belonging, explore how structures can include or exclude others, and brainstorm applications to increase diversity and a sense of belonging in family law.
Dr. Marc Chun is an innovation and design strategist who focuses on human-centered and systems-level change. In his work -- which spans non-profits, universities, K-12 education, and philanthropy -- he focuses on questions at the intersection of equity and education. As a designer at the Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”) Marc launched the Positive Deviance Project, an international program of community-based problem solving. Also at the d.school, in order to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, he has run problem-solving hackathons, as well as a series of storytelling workshops (“Shelter in Plays”) to amplify social justice narratives. As a grantmaker at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, he managed portfolios of investments in nonprofits, schools, and higher education institutions. Marc has conducted research at Stanford University, the RAND Corporation, and the Council for Aid to Education. He has taught at Stanford University, The New School University, Vanderbilt University, and Columbia University’s Teachers College. Marc holds a PhD in education, an M.A. in sociology, and an MA in policy analysis from Stanford University; he also holds an M.A. in education from UCLA. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology and education at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Binnie Singh, Ed.D., serves as the Assistant Vice Provost, in the Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison between Academic Affairs and other units and organizations, both on campus and systemwide, and assists the Vice Provost – Academic Affairs by serving as Chief of Staff and supporting key initiatives. She also leads strategic planning, implementation and innovation for matters affecting academic personnel at UC Davis. Initiative highlights include: collaborating on creating a new reference check process for faculty hires, implementing a unique work life program for faculty, supporting new and unique ways to recruit diverse faculty through open searches, and more. Prior to this role, she served for over 10 years as the Director of Faculty Relations and Development in Academic Affairs consulting with and coaching campus leaders on resolving conflicts that involve academic employees and creating academic development programs and workshops. Before joining UC Davis, Binnie worked for the City and County of San Francisco for 12 years. She has over 30 years of experience in a large breadth of human resource and organizational development areas, including strategic planning, coaching, DEI/equal employment opportunity, recruitment and retention, personnel selection, labor relations and training/development.