Welcome!

William Kiernan

We’re thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Building Inclusive Communities: Neighborhoods to Nations Global Conference. People like you, who are interested in social justice and equity for excluded populations, will be coming to Boston from all over the U.S. and the world.

Why should you join us?

Because this conversation is long overdue, and we want you to be part of it.

At BIC, we’ll focus on groups that risk being excluded from their communities because of race, gender, religious beliefs, disability, poverty—or many other reasons.

You’ll join other innovators to communicate across our usual sectors of expertise. How often do faith leaders, educators, urban planners, CEOs, and self-advocates experiencing exclusion meet in one place to create solutions?

Not nearly often enough. But it’s happening at our conference.

We’re creating a forum where challenges amongst groups can be discussed, similarities discovered and exchanged, and innovative solutions fostered. And we can’t do it without you.

I look forward to meeting you at this unique event.

Best regards,

William Kiernan Signature

William E. Kiernan, PhD
Dean, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
University of Massachusetts Boston