Embrace Naperville: Empowering our Mission Through a Year of Learning
Embrace Naperville: Empowering our Mission Through a Year of Learning is a series of events to advance the City’s mission of creating an inclusive community that values diversity. Led by Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager Dr. Geneace Williams, in partnership with other community organizations, these events will create a space for storytelling and conversations that foster a sense of belonging. All are welcome to come together for discussions, celebrations, and speakers, exploring how to create equitable access and inclusion across our increasingly diverse community. Join us as we leverage the power of listening and learning to embrace the diversity of our community, embrace equity and embrace each other.
Embracing Our Future
Learn more about how the City and its partners – including the next generation of leaders – have been sharing diversity, equity, and inclusion messages throughout the past year and how everyone is invited and encouraged to share in these important efforts as they move forward.
The Power of Inclusion
The first Embrace Naperville event – The Power of Inclusion – took place on Nov. 10, 2022. Video is available of the keynote address courtesy of Naperville Community Television, Channel 17 by clicking here.
Participants create a paper chain symbolizing symbolizing inclusion and connection.
The Power of Connection
The second Embrace Naperville event - The Power of Connection: AAPI Voices & Community - took place on May 13, 2023. Video is available of the keynote address courtesy of Naperville Community Television, Channel 17 by clicking here.
Panelists Supna Jain, Durriya Gunja, Will Wong, Dr. Tracy P. Leung, Jacob Kadolph and
Melvin Kim share their experiences.
(Photo Courtesy of Futang Wang, Chinese American Women in Action)