Schedule 2022

Day 1 – Wednesday, March 9

12 - 1 p.m.

Opening Keynote - Emotional Labor at Work (Virtual)

Speaker: Jenn Wells ’07, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, the Marlborough School

Emotional labor is often felt and not recognized. Dr. Wells will define the concept and its impacts in the workplace. Explore the unseen consequences of championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as being the lone voice in your organization or the challenge in navigating emotions in stressful situations.

Zoom link:

Webinar ID: 977 6453 1994

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat on Emotional Labor in Higher Education with UC President Michael Drake and UCLA Alumni Association President D’Artagnan Scorza (Virtual)

Join UC President Michael Drake for this conversation about the impacts of emotional labor in high education and his professional journey.

Zoom Link:

Webinar ID: 930 5592 6738

Day 2 – Thursday, March 10

12 – 1 p.m.

Caring for Community Caretakers (Virtual)

This session will examine the unique and nuanced challenges around staff burnout from the pandemic on leaders of non-profit organizations dedicated to servicing their communities’ mental health and wellness.


  • Henry Perez, Associate Director, InnerCity Struggle
  • Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Community Coalition
  • Johng Ho Song, Executive Director, Koreatown Youth and Community Center

The discussion will include:

  • Strategies and resources used to address these needs
  • Areas where gaps and support measures are still needed
  • Ways to help and support within an organization and from the outside
  • Resources and initiatives that incorporate staff feedback to mitigate pressures

Zoom Link:

Webinar ID: 976 7858 9960

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Changemakers Summit Connections Mixer (In-Person)

Connect with Summit participants in the Los Angeles areas at our first in-person Summit Connections Mixer. Light appetizers will be provided while attendees meet other participants to build community and provide support for one another.

Location: James West Alumni Center, UCLA Campus

All in-person guests will need to do one of the following and bring proof of completion at the event.

  1. 1. Complete UCLA Venue Clearance Certificate
  2. 2. Show proof of vaccination and valid photo ID
  3. 3. Self-attestation of qualifying medical or religious exemption, AND Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test within 72 hours, AND Valid Photo ID

RSVP your spot for the Networking Mixer here by March 7.

Day 3 – Friday, March 11

12 – 1 p.m.

Protecting Your Peace featuring Diana Winston (Virtual)

Emotional labor impacts our personal and professional health. This closing session will recap the summit and provide a space for our attendees to be in community. The session will also feature Diana Winston, Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), who will discuss the science behind mindfulness and practices to consider. This session includes a guided meditation and an opportunity to connect and reflect on the conference with other attendees.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 987 9451 9938

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