For over a decade, Suzette Chang has served as a speaker, panelists and a facilitator of equity, diversity and inclusion conversations. What’s funny, in an interesting way, is how her anthropological approach encourages audience members to speak in a brave and safe way. Each topic contributes towards a broader understanding of community and leadership, reminding all that we are connected because we are human and have emotions that we can communicate. In addition to social construct topics, she leads conversations and speak about systemic and default thinking and many other “elephant in the room”/social-cultural anthropology topics. From the perspectives of biology, culture, archaeology, and language she works with like-minded investors to disrupt the false perception that customary beliefs define human beings. Chang is committed to shifting accepted perspectives of social/scientific understandings with the belief that we can understand each other, choose to show compassion and, “we can all get along.”
Suzette Chang is the founder and CEO of Thick Descriptions, based in Oklahoma City. From the perspectives of biology, culture, archaeology, and language she is committed to shifting ineffective perspectives of social/scientific understandings within the context of health, culture, language, history and other spaces that influence the quality of human life.
In addition, Chang is the Executive Director of the Guthrie Public Library and oversees all administrative responsibilities of this Logan County Municipal Information Hub. She has published Public Libraries: This Is How We Dewey-It! Understanding Why Teens Do What They Do: Digging Underneath the Surface of Teen Reading, Oklahoma Library Association Quarterly. 2013 (63): 170-172 and “I Live in Boley, America”: Exploring a Contemporary Identity for African-American Boley Residents, University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Suzette Chang has a Master’s in Library and Information Studies and a Master’s in Social-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma.
Keywords = Race, Human Resources, Diversity, Health Literacy
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