13th Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference


Save the date: Friday, April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022 – Virtual
8:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Conference fee: $30

Creating Inclusive Spaces

Guest speakers: Leo Taylor, Sarah Buffie and Simone Crawley

There’s no question that when we find a space that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive, we feel free to live our best lives and do our best work. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to get there — or how to create those spaces for others whose experiences are different from our own. At this conference, we will explore ways to identify the barriers and biases that hinder those creative spaces. Attendees will be empowered with tools and recommendations to make their organizations’ practices more equitable while providing ongoing support for all.

Leo Taylor, PhD, Program manager for faculty and staff affairs for The Ohio State University; College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Taylor is passionate about equity and inclusion,
particularly implicit bias, power and privilege, gender identity and sexuality, mental health, and neurodiversity.
Title: The Role of Pronouns in Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for People of All Genders

Simone Crawley, Founder and chief executive officer of Crawley Cultural. Crawley guides both businesses and individuals as they address their implicit bias and implement diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism. She is also a certified instructor of the Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid curricula.
Title: Elephants in the Room: Addressing Bias and Microaggressions to Achieve Inclusion

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW, Founding director of Soul Bird Consulting. Buffie believes that nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships. Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma.
Title: Relational Resilience — Centering Safety between You and Me

Please register by March 28. Visit go.osu.edu/interculturalrelations
More information will follow or contact Vorley Taylor.



Owens Corning
Licking Memorial Health Systems


Park National Bank
Licking County Job & Family Services


Denison University
United Way of Licking County