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Brave Lil' Convos is a monthly series that equips people with vocabulary, skills, and tools to lead and participate in brave conversations about racial injustice, equity, and tolerance in the workplace. 
Monthly topics vary based on timely issues and suggestions from participants.


(New participant? Use code: NEWCONNECTION)

June 12th, 2024 at 12:00 PM CST

Brave Lil' Convos: Spring Session 2024



June 12th AT 12PM CST 


It has been 1 year since the controversial SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) anti-affirmative action college ruling. This month's Brave Lil' Convo provides a comprehensive overview of trends and changes since the ruling, and how it has taken effect within employers and organizations. Our guest speaker, Rebeca Lopez, Partner at Godfrey and Kahn, will explore how workplaces have been impacted and organizations are approaching DEI initiatives following the ruling, as well as strategies organizations can employ to continue to support equal opportunity initiatives while navigating the challenges posed by the lawsuits that have followed the ruling.

Who should attend: People leaders, HR, Recruiters, DEI specialists, and internal legal teams


Learning Outcomes:​

  1. Relevant legal/lawsuit trends from the past year

  2. Tangible tips and examples of how to respectfully appreciate another culture

Free for first-timers with code: NEWCONNECTION

ALL WELCOME! We know your days are busy. If you can only make a portion of the session, still join us!

Reminder: Brave Lil’ Convos is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Have a topic you'd like us to cover? Email



Register for the Brave Lil' Convo topic you're interested in. We recommend signing up for a topic that is just outside your comfort zone! 


You'll receive an initial email and a few email reminders with a zoom link to join the conversation live. Brave Lil' Convos are scheduled over the central time lunch hour (12pm CT). 


You'll join a live, virtual session where members of the Colorful Connections team and/or special guests will lead you through the month's respective topic. We encourage you to come with questions. We want our participants to feel confident to share thoughts and questions throughout the disucssion! 


After the discussion you'll receive an email with leave behinds, recommendations for further reading/research and a short survey to let us know what you thought!


By attending a Brave Lil' Convo, you'll walk away with tangible tools that will better equip you for complex conversations and help you build a more inclusive workplace.


One of the things we like to brag about here at Colorful Connections is our talented and diverse network!

Here are some of our past guests who are leaders and experts in their field and community. 

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Founder + Principal of Athena Communication
Session Led: Getting Black History Month Right | January 26, 2022

With a background in government, education, and public relations, Tammy Belton-Davis launched Athena Communications over a decade ago. Athena delivers strategic branding, communications, and inclusion practices to its corporate and government affairs partners engaged in transformational and systems change work. Tammy is an award-winning public relations and diversity professional having been inducted into Alverno College’s Vanguard Society, the highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus for their professional achievement and community service in 2017. In 2021, she was a part of the inaugural class of Most Notable Alumni, a recognition for distinguished alumni recognized by the Biz Times. She has past recognitions as 2017 Center of Change for commitment to work as a change agent in Milwaukee and her firm was recognized with a Diversity in Business Award by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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