Comfort or Progress? Keynote Video

I was the keynote speaker at the Agora Theatre for the Cleveland

Neighborhood Progress. This keynote asked us to consider the ways in which we hold back progress because we are enablers of comfort.

The central question the 275 attendees and I explored was:

Are we designing for comfort or progress?

In our work to advance DEI and racial equity, we are often confronting issues that are painful, challenging, or confusing. But we are also faced with endless opportunities to be progress-makers, edge-walkers, healers, and change-makers.

Check out the full video to learn more about progress as joyful, sustained, and liberatory.