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Taking diversity from theory to practice


Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander is a cum laude graduate of the Howard University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia). Licensed to practice in DC and six federal jurisdictions, she is a emerita associate professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, retiring in February 2021 after 33 years and over 60 awards and recognitions for teaching and service, including 10 Outstanding Professor of the Year Awards. A celebrated author, facilitator and consultant with nearly 40 years of experience in bringing people together, she created Practical Diversity to help the world take diversity from theory to practice by doing the necessary heart work. Upon her retirement, the University of Georgia honored her contributions by creating the first-of-its-kind annual Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander Inclusive Community Award for faculty demonstrating a significant commitment to Diversity & Inclusion. 

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"Dr. Bennett-Alexander provided the best (hands down) diversity & inclusion seminar I've attended in the past 20+ years in higher education. The topics were presented with humor & the audience was prompted to reflect & relate to or at least understand others perspectives."

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“A picture is worth a thousand words. A video even more.”
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Podcast: Approaching DEI and Belonging from a Place of Love
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