Ron Jones has been an educator, writer, actor, and social activist for over 25 years. He is an EMMY Award winner who is currently Executive Director of Dialogues on Diversity.
Dialogues on Diversity is the nation’s premier social justice, diversity awareness theater company preforming more than 100 Performances, Lectures and Workshops in N. America annually. He has created a range of performance, lecture, game and
workshop platforms designed to help individuals and organizations address issues of cultural difference in a more open, healthy and respectful way. They strive to help people understand that systems of bias, bigotry and the range of "isms" that people suffer from are human behaviors born out of our inability to see ourselves in others.
His comedy show “The Black-Jew Dialogues” was the winner of both Campus Activities Magazine and The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) 2013 & 2016 – “Best Cultural Program” Award”.
His approach is to bring “Compassionate Activism” into our discussions and actions around social change. Only through understanding the mechanisms of bias and oppression can we work to dismantle them. Too few Americans know the stories of deep, complex and sometime, shameful stories that make us this beautiful experiment.
Learning our collective stories is the only way to change hearts and bring lasting change lives.
The Beauty in Your Complication
This keynote will be a fun and inspiring look into your multicultural self. When we think multiculturalism, we often assign it just to marginalized groups. The reality is that we are all a collection of cultures that are ever evolving and emerging. Our ability to see these complications that are inherent in all of us can be a great tool for understanding the world around you. Doing this can build a stronger sense of cultural curiosity which will serve you in every aspect of your life, both personally and professionally. 2023 APCA Cultural Act of the Year winner Ron Jones will take you into his personal story of growth and how “complicating” himself was literally lifesaving.