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Webinar | Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations

Building equity and promoting antiracism at organizations are not the jobs of specific individuals but are collective responsibilities. This webinar will explore C4DISC’s “Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations,” written by a multiracial group of industry professionals. The toolkit is intended to help individuals at all levels within scholarly publishing organizations implement inclusive policies, procedures, and norms.

Join us to explore this tool for organizations to understand institutionalized racism, to better support staff who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and to better serve BIPOC authors, readers, and reviewers.


Jocelyn Dawson, Journals and Collections Marketing Manager, Duke University Press

Jocelyn Dawson is the journals and collections marketing manager at Duke University Press. She has served on committees of AUPresses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a previous member of the SSP’s Board of Directors. She serves on SSP’s DEI committee, plays an active role in E&I efforts at Duke UP, and has authored pieces on inclusion topics for The Scholarly Kitchen. She has been a co-leader the Toolkits for Equity project to develop antiracism guides for scholarly publishing (c4disc.org).


Jamaal Thompson, Vice President of Strategic Projects, Panorama Education

Jamaal Thompson is the Vice President of Strategic Projects at Panorama Education. His core responsibility at Panorama includes scaling organizational systems and processes to better serve internal and external customers. Jamaal leads Panorama’s culture and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work where he has led the rollout of updated values, launched employee resource groups, set the organizational strategy for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and is responsible for administering the organization’s climate and culture survey (and more importantly taking action on the data provided from the team). Prior to his work at Panorama, Jamaal worked for 19 years in the publishing industry at Infobase Learning, where he wore many hats from IT, to client engagement, to sales. He’s excited to bring his expertise to our discussion.

Erin Landis, Managing Director, Origin Editorial

Erin Landis has more than two decades of leadership, strategic planning, project management, and relationship-building experience. She is the Managing Director of Origin Editorial, where she guides strategy, business development, and operations. Before Origin, she was the Vice President of Publications for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), where she oversaw the editorial and financial operations and strategic direction of several GI-related publications, including five peer-reviewed journals. Erin recently served as the president of ISMTE and is a member of SSP, CSE, and ASAE. She also served as co-chair of the Publishing Professional Peer Group for the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and was a member of the writing group for the C4DISC Toolkits for Equity Project’s “Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations.” Erin received her degree in psychology from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.


This webinar is free, but please register.


SSP is proud to be a founding member of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications. Learn more about C4DISC.