IIDA NC D, E & I Mission Statement:

The IIDA DEI Committee is devoted to IIDA’s Commitment for the sustained, intentional, and organized dismantling of racism in all of its forms and instances. The DEI Committee strives to nourish, train and uplift all those that add to the culture of the IIDA through progressive values that are correctly acknowledging the need for justice for all in our industry and in our communities.



Upcoming DEI Events

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Past DEI Events

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Sep 29 2021
  • IIDA NC Chapter EVENT
May 18 2021
  • IIDA NC Chapter EVENT
  • Philanthropy EVENT
  • Student EVENT
Apr 27 2021
  • IIDA NC Chapter EVENT
Oct 21 2020
  • IIDA NC Chapter EVENT
Aug 12 2020
  • IIDA NC Chapter EVENT

DEI Committee

Rashanda Udekwu

Industry Member


Tovah Cook

Industry Member

Content Creator for The Current

Elijah Peters

Industry Member

Committee Member

Why is DEI Important?

We are all humans with unique prospective and different life experiences. It is important for us first to recognize the value of differences, combating discrimination, and promote inclusiveness.  DEI -fosters higher degrees of engagement, productivity, and innovation that contribute to increased revenue and deeper connections among us.  

What is The Current?.

A bi-weekly resource list of how you can make a positive change in your community through education, engagement, activation, and allyship..

The Current is brought to you by Tovah Cook, an accomplished Brand Creative Leader who seeks justice in her daily work. Tovah is the author of Black Binder, A Notebook for Activist and Accomplices. It is a collection of curated prompts designed to propel anti-racist questions into actions and solutions for black activists and their accomplices. Tovah also has a background in architecture and graphic design. She currently is a Designer at a self-driving company storytelling new empathetic perspectives within the trucking space.

3 Ways to Get Involved

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu


If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for IIDA NC’s DEI initiatives, please reach out to our VP of Sponsorship: Sponsorship@iidanc.org

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”