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PD Lunch Series | Evolution of DEI + Unconscious Bias: Judge Mosley

  • 05/08/2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Nō Studios: 1037 W McKinley Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205


  • If you are a corporate member planning to attend virtually, please selection Virtual Registration.
  • Zoom Link provided at registration

This past June, the Supreme Court upended established equal protection law with its decision in SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC, effectively eliminating the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The decision reverses decades of prior work to build a more diverse and inclusive environment in our community. 

As we approach the one-year anniversary of this landmark ruling, it's more crucial than ever to chart a course forward towards racial equity and inclusivity. Discover actionable steps and practical strategies that YOU, as proactive PD Members, can implement to champion diversity, dismantle bias, and propel our collective journey towards a more just and equitable society.

Join fellow PD Member and DE&I expert Samantha Maldonado as she moderates an important discussion with Judge Mosley on the evolution of DEI and exploring unconscious bias. Judge Derek Mosley will offer an historical and present-day analysis of unconscious bias allowing time for audience connection and Q&A.

This is not just a discussion—it's a call to action!


  1. Reflecting on the Supreme Court's decision in SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC, what are the most significant ways you've observed it impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within educational institutions and beyond?

  2. With affirmative action now effectively eliminated in college admissions, what alternative strategies or approaches can educational institutions adopt to promote diversity and inclusivity while maintaining fairness in their admissions processes?

  3. How do you foresee the absence of affirmative action influencing the composition and experiences of student populations, particularly those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, in higher education institutions?

  4. Talk about unconscious bias and what brought you into this work (around unconscious bias).  What role has it played/ will it continue to play in the ruling and as things progress?

  5. Talk about the history of women and affirmative action. What should women know and be aware of re: implications for our advancement and leadership?

  6. Beyond the realm of academia, what broader societal implications might the Supreme Court's decision have on efforts to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in other sectors such as corporate settings or public institutions?

  7. In light of this ruling, what role do you believe individuals and organizations, particularly those in positions of influence or leadership, should play in actively advocating for and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives?

  8. Considering the potential setbacks caused by the Supreme Court's decision, what innovative strategies or collaborative approaches can communities and organizations implement to counteract its effects and continue progressing towards greater diversity and inclusivity?

  9. How might the elimination of affirmative action in college admissions impact the pipeline of talent entering various industries, and what proactive measures can companies and organizations take to ensure they continue to attract and retain diverse talent?

  10. As we approach the one-year mark since the ruling, what key lessons have emerged from navigating this new landscape, and what insights can we glean to inform future efforts in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion?

  11. Given the complexities surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion, what advice would you offer to individuals and organizations seeking to navigate these issues effectively and sustainably in the wake of significant legal and societal shifts?

  12. WHAT DOES BETTER LOOK LIKE? Looking ahead, what are some actionable steps that members of our community, particularly those involved in professional development, can take to proactively contribute to advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in both their personal and professional spheres?


Join us for an exciting and innovative twist on our lunch programs as we collaborate with Nō Studios for a Community-Curated Lunch Series. This unique hybrid event format offers our members the flexibility to join us in person at the vibrant Nō Studios venue or virtually, all while enjoying a dynamic live discussion and a delectable lunch provided by a local woman-owned BIPOC catering service.

Guest Speaker: Judge Mosley 

Program Highlights:

  • Live Discussion: Each program will feature a captivating live discussion with an engaged studio audience, ensuring an interactive and enlightening experience.
  • Local BIPOC Vendor: We're proud to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) businesses by providing a delicious lunch prepared by a dedicated catering service.

Virtual Participation:

Virtual registration is absolutely free, granting you access to the event from the convenience of your own device. Please keep in mind that no lunch will be provided for virtual attendees. Nevertheless, you'll have the chance to actively participate in the discussions, pose questions, and connect with fellow virtual participants.

Program Coordinator: Samantha Maldonado


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