2018 Summer Buzz


This Summer's Events: Nurturing Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion explained by Desiree Adaway

June 6- Economic Prosperity: How do we foster it?
Sharon Oxendine and Hannah Randall

Slides from June 6 Buzz

July 18 - Sexual and Gender Diversity: How do we promote it?
Tina Madison White and Laura Webb

August 22- Racial Equity: How do we embrace it?
Kimberlee Archie and Dr. Darin Waters

Slides from August 22 Buzz

Resources (provided by Kimberlee Archie):

White Fragility; Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
So you Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Scene on Radio podcast, Seeing White series, 2017
Race the Power of an Illusion
Cracking the Codes
Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Thanks to our presenting sponsors: 


Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorneys at Law logo


Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP logo



Thanks to our 2018 Buzz Breakfast host:


Asheville's Crown Plaza and Resort Logo


Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort,
1 Resort Drive--Asheville NC 28806


Summer Buzz Breakfast Series

Leadership Asheville hosts the Buzz Summer Breakfast Series each year as a way of highlighting new initiatives and new leaders making a “Buzz-worthy” impact on our community. These events are open to the public and provide an excellent opportunity for community members at large to get a taste of the Leadership Asheville experience, while also meeting other community leaders and learning about buzz-worthy issues.  Each event costs $20 and features an engaging panel discussion and includes a hot breakfast.