We asked in a survey in July and you answered that you are interested in finding ways to have productive conversations about racial equity in the workplace. So let’s talk about it. We’ll explore how each one of us can play an active role everyday in our relationships, community, and workplace to support racial justice by understanding how to move from awareness to action. Panelists: Amanda Irions, Ph. D.—Doane University, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. Amanda Irions is an award-winning teacher and researcher who was born and raised in Nebraska. She earned a Ph. D. from the University of Maryland and studies social catalysts and how culture affects relationships. Shannon Mangram—University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Honors Program & Qualified Administrator of IDI. Shannon is passionate about making a difference in the world around her. Right now, she is working at UNL in the University Honors Program as the Coordinator of Community Engagement, Retention, and Recruitment. She is also creator of several Honors Workshops, including: Foundations of Emotional Intelligence, Managing Your Emotions, Leading with Empathy, and Genius Makers vs. Genius Takers: Lessons in Teamwork. She also offers authentic intercultural competence coaching through administration of the IDI Assessment. Whether at her church, at her job, or in her community, Shannon desires to help people to live a better, wholesome life and will always take action to do so. Charlene Maxey-Harris—University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Associate Professor. Charlene is an Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean of University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Formerly as the Diversity Librarian and founding member of the Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee, she developed and managed diversity initiatives over the last 15 years at the University of Nebraska. Leading the Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee, our goal is to incorporate inclusive excellence into our library strategic planning and daily operations to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within our faculty and staff, services, research, resources, and collections. Her core strength themes are developer, maximizer, relator, activator, and learner. She is currently on the HopeSpoke Board of Directors. Charlene’s desire is to work for the common good to inspire all those around her.