Join the Race and Equity Dialogue


During this challenging time that has been defined by both the pandemic and the racial justice crisis, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and our Race and Equity Working Group (REWG) are organizing and mobilizing in the fight against systemic racism.

We invite you to join us in our Race and Equity Dialogue to discuss policy reform and solutions to racism, inequity and economic injustice on Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST.

Speakers Include:

  • MaryAnne Howland, Chair, ASBC’s REWG; Founder & CEO, Ibis Communications and Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
  • Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s
  • Aya Ibrahim, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Pressley
  • April De Simone, Founder, designing the WE and Undesign the Redline
  • Tequila Johnson, Co-founder & VP, The Equity Alliance
  • Derek Peebles, Executive Director, AMIBA
  • Thomas Oppel, Executive VP, ASBC
  • Val Red Horse Mohr, Executive Director, Social Venture Circle
  • Mary Beth Gallagher, Executive Director, Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ), an ICCR member
  • GW Chew, aka Chef Chew, General Manager, Veg Hub; Advisory Board, JEDI Collaborative

In the course of the dialogue, there will also be an opportunity for participants to break out into smaller groups led by a breadth of experts and activists. You can indicate your preferred breakout group in your registration:

Group 1: Protecting the Election
Group 2: Community Investment
Group 3: Confronting Racism On A Local Level
Group 4: Update On Federal Policies
Group 5: Policing Policies
Group 6: Investor Responsibility
Group 7: Racism and the Food System

Learn More and Add your Support to these Bills in Congress:

Saving Our Streets bill aims to support businesses owned by People of Color, by veterans, and by others who are too often excluded from federal relief funding. Learn more and support here.

Qualified immunity Defense bill that police often use in court to protect themselves against convictions even in gross cases of misconduct. HR 7085 is a proposed bill to end qualified immunity.

Justice in Policing Act aims to ban the use of choke holds and no-knock warrants, require police to wear and appropriately activate body cameras, create a national registry of law enforcement misconduct and improve transparency with better data collection and dissemination, improve police training, decrease the amount of military equipment and vehicles made available to local police, and prohibit racial profiling, in addition to ending qualified immunity.