Can We Talk About Race in the Workplace?

Corporate Breakfast: Race in the Workplace

Can We Talk About Race in the Workplace?

You are warmly invited to Facing History Chicago's  first-ever corporate breakfast. Dr. Deborah Plummer and Dr. Manika Turnbull will present corporate sector strategies for discussing and furthering racial and social equity in the workplace.

Dr. Deborah Plummer

Dr. Deborah Plummer, is a nationally recognized psychologist and diversity management thought leader, about corporate sector strategies for social advances around racial equity and inclusion. As the Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care and a Professor, Dr. Plummer continues her research on diversity metrics and cross-racial friendships while teaching cultural competence in healthcare and strategies for reducing health disparities. Dr. Plummer, is a member of the Facing History and Ourselves New England Advisory Board and Leadership Council.

Dr. Manika Turnbull

Manika Turnbull is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which is the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  In her role, Manika is responsible for managing HCSC's Center for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives, ensuring that diversity and inclusion remain cornerstones of HCSC's culture and continue to be integrated into its business operations. Manika was named one of 2016’s Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois by the Illinois Diversity Council. Manika is a member of the Facing History and Ourselves Chicago Advisory Board.


Blue Cross Blue Shield
300 E Randolph St
60601 Chicago
8:00 am - 9:30 am

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