Session #2: Demanding Institutional Change: Action Planning
Kari Utterback graduated from Missouri State University in 2007 and promptly moved to Columbia, MO where she got involved with her municipal government. She is now working at the City of Columbia as an Administrative Supervisor and lead facilitator for their equity and inclusion training program. She became a Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer with NCCJ-St. Louis in 2015. She has been integral in implementing a community-wide framework to look at how individuals can work to interrupt their biases and understand their privilege. She is the 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award recipient. Outside of her work at the City, she has one husband, two dogs, a small business, anxiety, and a very large family and support system that helps her to keep everything mostly manageable!