Participated in Jay Foss’s show/podcast "Raising Your Inner Voice."
Spoke at Rotary Club meeting regarding my work and how the Rotary can support the city in its DEI efforts
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce
Presented to the Chamber's membership. Discussed unpacking perceptions and creating long-term change; ways to create business opportunities for minority owned businesses or provide opportunities for those seeking to establish a business; investigating creating home ownership and accumulating wealth opportunities for the BIPOC community.
Community Conversation at The Cabot
Panelist at the Cabot’s free community event: “Being an ally for social justice change.” Dianna (Di) Ciruolo (Beverly resident) and Abu spoke about being an effective ally and the initiatives he is taking in the city.
Beverly School District Panel Discussion: Race and Equity in our School System
Panelist with educators, administrators and students to discuss issues of race and equity in our school systems and strategies to address these issues.
Race Amity Day
Heathmere Center for Cultural Engagement and History Alive, Inc. presents an opportunity to both celebrate and learn about Race Amity (via Zoom). This year’s theme was "friendship in action," which is a call for us all to think about what it means to work with others across race to promote racial equity and justice. Abu read the proclamation for the event and participated in sub-group discussions.
North Shore Realtors’ panel discussion: Understanding Our Blind Spots
Led an open discussion regarding the perceptions, realities and difficulties, as a person of color in navigating business in a predominately white regional area.
MAPC: North Shore Task Force
Participated in a discussion hosted by MAPC for their North Shore Task Force to discuss DEI related issues including where municipalities can begin to address diversity, equity and inclusion in their cities and towns and some key takeaways for putting initiatives in motion.