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Comfort or Progress? Keynote Video

Updated: May 31, 2023

I was recently the keynote speaker For the Progress at the Agora Theatre for 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.


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