Dr. Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH — White Supremacy is All Around: Notes from a Black Disabled Woman in a White World - with Jasmine Davenport — at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event is in partnership with the Washington Literacy Center.

White Supremacy Is All Around arrives as the U.S.’s ongoing racial reckoning has left readers searching for voices they can trust. BIPOC, disabled people, and other intentionally ignored Americans want to feel heard and empowered; organization leaders and allies invested in dismantling white supremacy want a framework for how best to contribute. Dr. Akilah Cadet speaks to all these needs, drawing from her life experiences and work helping leading brands build inclusive and equitable cultures to offer an informed perspective that prioritizes belonging. In a series of personal stories told with her trademark candor and wit, Dr. Cadet explores the long-term work required to combat structural oppression from her unique vantage point as a Black disabled woman. She tackles everything: from the 2020 “summer of allyship and depression caused by workplace discrimination to navigating disability and building a consulting business, all with a little inspo from Beyoncé.
A powerful call for true accompliceship for non-Black people, and a way for Black people to see and celebrate themselves, White Supremacy Is All Around ushers in a new voice that is timely, urgent, and essential—and a vision we all need now.

Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, an organizational development consulting firm that offers services that support embedding belonging into overall organizational identity and strategy.  As a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur her work is behind some of the biggest brands you use everyday. Dismantling white supremacy through storytelling is at the core of her work as a leader, speaker, creative director, producer, writer, editor and author. She lives in Oakland, CA, literally has all the degrees, celebrates her disability, is a proud Beyoncé advocate, and has an incredible shoe game.

Dr. Cadet will be in conversation with Jasmine Davenport. A 2022 recipient of the JFK New Frontier Award for her work in climate justice, Jasmine Davenport is a climate scientist, strategist, and advocate. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Jasmine has been featured in national media and publications, including MSNBC’s SYMONE, CNBC, POLITICO, USA Today, NPR, BBC, and more. Previously, she led Our Climate, a youth-focused organization empowering young people to advocate for science-based, equitable and intersectional climate justice policies. She has also managed the strategic initiatives and special projects for HIAS, wrote legislative briefs for the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and worked for Terpstra Associates. She currently resides in the Washington, DC area with her family, and serves the Biden-Harris Administration as the Senior Advisor for Climate Justice in the EPA's Office of Air & Radiation.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.

1324 4th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
White Supremacy Is All Around: Notes from a Black Disabled Woman in a White World By Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306831034
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hachette Go - February 6th, 2024