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Structural Engineers Association of New York

Priming the Space for Belonging

  • 12 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Primary


SEAoNY Diversity Committee Presents

Priming the Space for Belonging

DATE: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Hybrid: In-Person and Zoom
26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

In this session, participants will consider best practices for creating cultures of belonging at their respective firms, including considerations for intrapersonal reflection and perspective-taking, developing safe and affirming spaces for those with minoritized identities, and pursuing culture add rather than culture fit.

There is a 25 person limit to attend this event in person. All other attendees will be instructed to attend virtually. 

Registration Fees:
SEAoNY Members* - $15
Non-Members - $25

*Members must log in to their SEAoNY accounts to receive membership discount on registration.  (Students, did you know student membership is free?! Inquire about free student membership at

Sustaining Members & Corporate Sponsors interested in using their free event registration should email for the registration code.

Registration ends Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10am.

Shani Dellimore Barrax
Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Shani Dellimore Barrax (she/her/hers) is a strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in organizational culture change and change leadership, training and development, strategic planning, and coalition building. She now serves as the principal of her consulting collective Aurora Change Agency, where she partners with organizations to create intentionally inclusive and humane cultures where those with minoritized identities experience psychological safety, belonging, and the freedom to innovate. Her consulting work includes capacity-building learning and development programs that provide opportunities for self-reflection, dialogue, and interpersonal perspective-taking. She partners with her clients to integrate equity, inclusion, access, and belonging into their organizational DNA through individual and organizational change agency.

Event, Cancellation & Photo Policies:

SEAoNY will accept refund requests made in writing no later than Thursday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration fees are not refundable after this date.

By registering for this SEAoNY event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken or presence recorded and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.



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