Emerging DEI Landscape

Date and Time
Sunday, September 10, 2023
1:00pm— 4:00pm
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Swahili Village
1990 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Penn Club Partner Event:

The Penn Club of DC and their
DEI Committee

Emerging DEI Landscape

Join us on September 10 for a discussion at Swahili Village The Consulate centered around developments affecting our ever-changing DEI landscape through gender, race and DEI lenses from 2020 to present day.

Come for the insightful discussions, and stay for live music, networking with your fellow DC-area Penn alumni, and the wonderful early supper buffet of east African food.

Our discussions will feature invited panelists Laura Stubbs, Ph.D. (ME79, GME80), Ray Dempsey, Jr. (Northwestern), Melodee Brooks (James Madison University) - and our very own Penn Club of DC At-Large Board Member Patricia E. Davison, Esq., acting as moderator.


Live Music By 

The Krewe'tet

The Krewe'tet is an exceptional Modern Jazz ensemble, offering a seamless fusion of Cool Modern Jazz vibes, infectious Latin Jazz rhythms, and the swinging melodies of New Orleans. Their ability to accommodate sophisticated venues indicates that they are well-versed in adapting their performance to different settings, whether it's an upscale event, a cozy jazz club, or any other type of gathering.

Moreover, the promise of providing a professional and dynamic ambiance suggests that they not only focus on delivering excellent musical performances but also understand the importance of creating the right atmosphere to enhance the overall experience for the audience.

For more information about the band, visit their website!

Meet our DEI Event Moderator

Patricia E. Davison

Patricia E. Davison, Esq., a graduate of Penn Law School, serves as Counsel in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Legal Division. She is also the Chair of the FDIC’s 170 member Networking, Inclusion, Advancement of African American Women (“NIA") Employee Resource Group ("ERG") which she founded to create awareness of the unique journey of African American women in the workplace. In 2020, the NIA ERG presented a historic Breaking the Concrete Ceiling Program in the FDIC Headquarters.

Patricia has also served as Chair of the Washington Chairman's Diversity Advisory Council and is a member of the FDIC Minority Recruitment Task Force (designed to retain a diverse workforce through recruiting minority students for summer internships and careers in banking, finance economics and IT). She recently received a Chairman's Excellence Award for "extraordinary accomplishments related to the mission, vision and values which assist the FDIC in achieving its strategic goals." Patricia has served on the Executive Board of the University of Pennsylvania DC Alumni Club.

As Board member liaison to its DEI Committee, she participates in panel presentations on issues such as Diversity in the Law and recently hosted an Implicit Bias event featuring a Penn Associate Vice Provost and Law Professor. She is also a member of Penn’s James Brister Society and has served as the Co-Chair the DC Women’s Bar Association Women of Color Task Force. She also served as the Planning Committee Chair for the recent very successful District of Columbia Bar DEI Summit.


Host: Penn Club of DC
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Swahili Village, 1990 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Register through the Penn Club of DC Event Page
Penn Club Contact:  Vivian Ramirez [email protected]  


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Map & Directions

Swahili Village

1990 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking