Diversity Awareness Partnership

Upcoming Events

Columbia RISE Program








Diversity Awareness Partnership-Columbia presents RISE – a leadership program for professional leaders of color.  This inaugural program will begin in February 2017 with the goal of equipping leaders with tools for success!  Apply Today!

Our first event is February 16, 2017 and the program runs through December 7, 2017. To learn more and to register follow the link below.



Columbia Lunch & Learn: A Closer Look at Religious Diversity








The Diversity Awareness Partnership is committed to offering diversity & Inclusion opportunities designed to create awareness around the many types of diversity, to acknowledge biases and stereotypes, to increase cultural competency, and to provide tangible strategies for fostering a more inclusive workplace.

Columbia’s World Religion Guru, George Frissell, will be our guest as he shines some light on world religion topics, with a special focus on Hinduism. George has a gifted way of enhancing awareness of various religions from a secular perspective, utilizing history and actual case studies.  Come eat lunch, learn, and be enlightened!

DATE: February 21, 2017
TIME: 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Daniel Boone Regional Library | Friends Room | 100 West Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203



Columbia: Listen. Talk. Learn.
Community Session


DAP began offering FREE Listen. Talk. Learn: Dialogue Across Difference Facilitation Sessions (LTL) in September 2014 after Michael Brown’s death. Since this time more than 3,000 people have attended an LTL from the business, corporate, non-profit, arts, and faith sectors. The sessions are open to anyone interested in attending. Companies and organizations may request to host an LTL community session at their facility.

Attendees will leave the session with the following:

• Information on the differences between Debate vs. Dialogue

• Strategy for answering difficult and polarizing questions about race, racism, and bias

• Exposure to a lived experience different than your own

• Opportunity to process recent events

DATE: March 7, 2017
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Shelter Insurance Company, Training Room | 1817 West Broadway | Columbia, MO 65218