Xavier Ramey (Maywood Proviso Rotary, District 6450) will provide a keynote on the topic of Rotary International’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement, and how he feels it may impact clubs, charitable giving, social equity, and interpersonal engagement. He will specifically look at ways that racial minorities in the Chicagoland area have been challenging and confronting issues within Rotary Clubs and provide several tactics for attendees (particularly Rotarians) to consider. Although this is addressed to Rotary Clubs, you are sure to leave with a new idea or two that you can use at home, work or any organization with whom you are involved.
Xavier Ramey is the CEO of Justice Informed, a nationally-reaching social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. He is also an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, and a conflict mediator who has a background in economics and social impact. Xavier has served as the lead of the Social Innovation and Philanthropy Strategy at the University of Chicago, managed multi-million dollar philanthropic portfolios, and led million-dollar fundraising campaigns for nonprofits. He is a founding member of the Black Lives Matter-aligned #LetUsBreathe Collective. Xavier is a Rotarian in the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club, located in Maywood, IL. Xavier was a mainstage presenter at the Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Chicago, IL in May of 2018, and shared the stage with international speakers at the RI International Conference in Toronto, Canada in June 2018. He is a dynamic speaker with a strong ability to assess how we can move forward in positive ways, as evidenced in his speech to the Rotary International Convention (click here to hear the speech). Learn more about his work by visiting www.xavierramey.com, www.justiceinformed, or on LinkedIn.