Race, Gender & Inclusiveness in the Workplace:
A panel viewing and discussion with LeRon Barton
LeRon Barton was recently a part of an import panel discussion on The Road to Allyship. Topics included, how to approach difficult conversations and embrace being uncomfortable when discussing race and racial inequalities.
LeRon was a guest speaker last year for the Los Altos Chamber, and we've invited him back to host a special viewing of this panel and to help facilitate a discussion.
LeRon will be condensing the 1 hour panel into a 30 minute segment for us to watch and discuss. You can also view the whole video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpGqKykFF0&t=497s
LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, Missouri currently living in San Francisco, CA. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture and All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage. In addition to his books, LeRon is an essayist whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Black Enterprise, Salon, The Good Men Project, Your Tango, Media Diversity, Raconteur, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD. LeRon has given multiple talks and appeared on TEDx, Al Jazeera, the University of San Francisco, Speakers Who Dare, Glide Memorial Church, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, and Defy Ventures. In his spare time, LeRon enjoys mentoring African-American youth, teaching Creative Writing at the San Francisco County Jail, and backpacking around the world.