Thank you Toward One Wisconsin 2021 Attendees!

OCTOBER 12-13, 2021

Toward One Wisconsin 2021

A Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Conference Theme: Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers
October 12-13, 2021
Fully Virtual Conference

Wherever you are on your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) journey, there’s something for you at Toward One Wisconsin.  Whether you’re just starting out and overwhelmed, or you’re a leading activist in your community, this conference will provide best practices, insights and implementation tools to help you take the next steps. Across all sectors of business and life in Wisconsin, parallel efforts are underway to prioritize DEI. We may be in different places based on the diversity of our experiences, but we’re all traveling the same journey: Toward One Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service
Church Mutual
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Visit Eau Claire

2021 Conference Co-Chairs

Rich Poirier

Rich Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual Insurance

Jessica Cavazos

Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce

Ed Manydeeds

Ed Manydeeds
Nodolf Flory, LLP

Paula Tran Inzeo

Paula Tran Inzeo, M.P.H.
Group Director
Mobilizing Action Toward
Community Health (MATCH)

dash kelly hamilton

Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Author, Performing Artist and Wisconsin Poet Laureate

Uniting Bridges
Acuity Insurance
Connexus Cares
cuna mutual group

2021 Conference Plenary Speakers

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

New Yorker Staff Writer | Speaker on Race, History, Politics and Culture in America

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dash kelly hamilton

Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness

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Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang

Hmong-American writer, filmmaker, and teacher; she is also a co-founder of ‘Words Wanted,’ a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services

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Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
The Privilege Institute
Greenheck Group
Marshfield Clinic Health System
The Nature Conservancy


Dorothy Chan is the author of most recently, BABE, a chapbook forthcoming with Diode Editions this winter 2021, in addition to Revenge of the Asian Woman (Diode Editions, 2019), Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), and Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She was a 2020 and 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist, a 2020 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry for Revenge of the Asian Woman, and a 2019 recipient of the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. Chan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Editor Emeritus of Hobart, Book Reviews Co-Editor of Pleiades, and Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Honey Literary Inc., a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization. Visit her website at

Photo Credit: Bill Hoepner


Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
eau claire county
City of Eau Claire
Pablo Center at The Confluence
U.S. Workstories
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

2020 Virtual Conference highlights:
800+ Attendees,
150+ Presenters, Hundreds of Ideas