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Lunchtime Speaker Series: Jenessa Jimoh
Lunchtime Speaker Series: Jenessa Jimoh

Thu, Sep 29


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Lunchtime Speaker Series: Jenessa Jimoh

Factors That Facilitate or Impede Black-White Interracial Marriage Pairings

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Time & Location

Sep 29, 2022, 12:00 PM – Sep 30, 2022, 1:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


About the Event

Black-White interracial marriage pairings are a very small portion of the marriage pairings that occur across all races. Jenessa Jimoh believes that the racial history between Black and White individuals and the current racial stereotypes and forms of systemic oppression that exist discourage Black and White individuals from marrying interracially. This research seeks to understand the racial dynamics of Black-White interracial marriages through an analysis of location and propinquinity; gender; and racial identity devlopment. Jenessa analyzed these three points to determine how each aspect impedes or facilitates the occurrences of Black-White interracial marriages when compared to monoracial marriages. Jenessa tested these points of analysis through conducting semi-structured interviews with 12 interracial couples from Utah and Virginia.

About the Lunchtime Speaker Series

Under the Umbrella's Lunchtime Spaker Series is a free perk for our coworking cohort.

About Jenessa

Jenessa Jimoh is the founder and executive director of a local non-profit organization Diversity Inclusion Values Action. She is a recent graduate from Westminster college with an honors degree in the global political economy. Her passion for equity and inclusion started in high school when she learned about systemic inequality, such as gerrymandering, in her AP government class. Jenessa believes that it is so important to engage in difficult conversations because those conversations bring the most genuine human understanding. She is also a huge advocate for taking action to rewire unconscious biases and cause sustainable change. This is why she created D.I.V.A. (Diversity Inclusion Values Action) to bring people together to learn and broaden their perspectives of life. Jenessa plans to use the skills she’s developed as a leader and community organizer to make real, legislative change.

About DIVA

Diversity Inclusion Values Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Salt Lake City, Utah focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. D.I.V.A. was created to bring all identities together in a safe, but brave space, to have those important conversations and ask those questions that have been stigmatized by society. With Utah’s majority White population, there are not many spaces and places where multiple diverse perspectives are brought to the table. D.I.V.A. is all about calling people in and never calling people out. As an organization, D.I.V.A. believes in bringing every perspective to the table, whether they are used to having conversations about inclusion or not, because that is how we come to the most true human understanding.


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