The Millstone Weber Equity Initiative

“We Make a Difference.”

It’s more to us than just the first thing you see when you go to our website;  it’s why we’re here. Building is so much more than engineering, steel and concrete. It’s a constant focus on making things better in our community, our state, our country and our world. Those who came before us left us a strong foundation on which to build. We owe to them and those who come next to leave this place better than we found it.

The Millstone Weber Equity Initiative is our way of making our efforts known and, with the help of our friends and community, we hope these efforts help to make a difference. Will you join us?

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


“The Paradox of Privilege”

  • The third installment of our Lunch & Learn Series will be on  Friday October 30, 2020  11:30am – 12:30p
  • “The Paradox of Privilege” examines how privilege fosters or mitigates how we associate in society. Join us for a candid, non-judgmental, essential conversation of how the two sides of privilege can be leveraged to make this world work for us all. Then join the MW Equity Initiative Collective and put the “Power of Privilege” to work to effect real change. We need every champion for diversity, equity and inclusion at the table.  Together we can “Be the Difference” we all want to see. More in store…

 

About the Presenter

Rob Good  is a retired high school social studies teacher (Ladue High School) and an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri—St. Louis.  In his 27-year career as a high school teacher Rob focused on issues of equity and inclusion in both the curriculum and the policies and practices of his school community.  He has facilitated diversity workshops and dialogue groups for a wide variety of organizations including the National Conference for Community and Justice—St. Louis, the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, the YWCA’s Witnessing Whiteness Program, Focus St. Louis, and CommUnity—Santa Barbara. He has also served on the staffs of NCCJ St. Louis’ Anytown Youth Leadership Institute, the Dismantling Racism Institute, and the Inclusion Institute for Educators.  Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in history from Westminster College, a Master’s degree in history from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Missouri—St. Louis.  Rob was named the Tachau Teacher of the Year by the Organization of American Historians in 2012, a Peabody Leader in Education in 2015, and the Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in 2016.  Rob also received a Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from NCCJ-St. Louis in 2017.

Questions or have interest in joining? Contact Vivian Martain, Civil Rights Compliance Manager at vivian.martain@millstoneweber.com

 

PAST EVENTS:


“Am I really who I am and am I all I ought to be?”

  • The second installment of our Lunch & Learn Series will be on Friday August 28, 2020 from 11:30am – 12:30pm.
  • This module in our series of Racial Equity and Inclusion addresses conscious and unconscious biases; the origin, definition, and manifestations of racism; agreements needed to self-adjust; terminology and language usage; three expressions of racism: personal, cultural, and institutional. This presentation provides some insight into:
    1. Recognizing conscious and unconscious biases as expressed in beliefs, practices, values, behaviors, and norms
    2. How to create a culture of practice that values multiple viewpoints, backgrounds, traditions, beliefs, practices, and norms.

 

About the Presenter
DeBorah D. Ahmed received her Master of Science in Policy Analysis from Southern Illinois University in 1989, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Grinnell College in 1977.  She currently serves as Executive Director of the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational and Business Center, a 60,000-square foot facility that is on the National Register of Historic Places.  She received an award of completion in racial equity, diversity and inclusion from NeighborWorks America after two years of education. She is the lead in Better Family Life’s Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion employee team.
 
She has been married to Malik Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Better Family Life, for 39 years.  They have one son, Shabazz, and are the proud grandparents of three talented and energetic children: granddaughters Aliyah and Aniyah, and grandson Amir.  She and her husband are recipients of several awards and recognitions; most notably the 2016 MLK Legacy Award for Outstanding Community Service from Beloved Streets of America.
 
One of her philosophies is, “We must constantly seek ways to bring the power within without and grow in the knowledge of what we discover.”
 
Questions or have interest in joining? Contact Vivian Martain, Civil Rights Compliance Manager at vivian.martain@millstoneweber.com