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Category: Diversity Inclusivity

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through Acts of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day off; it’s a day on—a day to reflect on the legacy of a civil rights icon and an opportunity to contribute to the community through acts of service. As we commemorate the life and achievements of Dr. King, let’s delve into the history of this significant day and explore meaningful ways to participate in the...

How to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November marks a time of gratitude and reflection, inviting us to honor the vibrant tapestry of Native American cultures, traditions, and their profound contributions to our nation. Native American Heritage Month extends an invitation to individuals from all walks of life, encouraging them to immerse themselves in the richness of Indigenous cultures. Beyond a month of celebration, it is a season for education, introspection, and...

How to Build a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed each October. This is a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to showcase inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit both employers and employees. Building a disability-inclusive workplace involves more than hiring people with disabilities. In truly inclusive workplaces, employers ensure all workers have equal opportunities to learn, advance, succeed, and be compensated...

Embracing Diversity & Celebrating Latino History Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on September 15 and continues until October 15. This is a time to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, extensive histories, and many contributions of the American Latino community. Beginning as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, the nationwide celebration was extended to a month in 1988. It involves festivals, community gatherings, conferences, art shows, concerts, and many other...

Celebrating Juneteenth: The Importance and How It Is Observed

Juneteenth is more than 155 years old, making it the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. It is celebrated on June 19 because, back in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army brought news to Texas that all slaves were free and that the Civil War had finally come to an end. The surprising point is that...