CASA for Douglas County

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kimberly Thomas
Main Address:
2412 St. Mary's Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion...What's the Big Deal?!

This presentation will provide an introduction to common terms related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. By understanding diversity as part of everything we do, participants will start to explore ways to build supportive and inclusive cultures, and maximize interactions with others. Additional topics that will be briefly discussed include the impact of collusion, subtle acts of exclusion, and how to be more than an ally.
In this Zoom participation, advocates will:
-examine working definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
-learn why inclusion is important
-examine why subtle acts of exclusion can be damaging
Participants will receive one hour of continuing education credit.
Please register at - after registering you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link.
Facilitator: Cecil L. Hicks, Jr. is a proven leader with 20+ years of experience in both the public and private sector. He has held leadership roles in the financial industry, city government, non-profit, and higher education. He currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In this role he works with various colleges and business units to develop strategy around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He serves on the Boards of Director for CASA for Douglas County, ICAN and Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. Cecil is an “Air Force Brat” and not from Omaha, but calls it home. He is a graduate of UNL with a B.S. in Business Management-Emphasis in Human Resources, and a UNO graduate with Master in Business Administration. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching movies.
Questions? Contact Alexander Cayetano, Director of Volunteer & Community Engagement, at

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2412 St Mary's Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
United States


December 2, 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm