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The Connection Between Mental Health & DEI by Kristine Custodio Suero, ACP September 2022 Discussions revolving around mental health during these challenging times are frequent. The impacts can be far and wide when employees navigate personal and professional issues while dealing with a global pandemic, a looming recession, and potential job loss. Add that to […]

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 32 by Kristine Custodio Suero, ACP August 2022 “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.” -Claudia Brind-Woody The April 2022 NALA DEI article featured Samantha […]

Separate is Not Equal – Remembering “Mr. Civil Rights” Written by Sarah Duggan, CP July 2022 July 2, 1908, marks the birthdate of Thoroughgood (“Thurgood”) Marshall, the first African-American United States Supreme Court Justice, who played a pivotal role in inspiring the American Civil Rights movement over several decades. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, at the […]

09 Jun 2022
Juneteenth and Pride Month
Category: DEI

We Are All Included Written by Adrienne D. Berry, ACP June 2022 In June, diversity, equity, and inclusion take a step to the front with the celebrations of Juneteenth and Pride Month! These events seem to unofficially set the stage for showcasing the differences in everyone while highlighting what makes us all the same. Juneteenth […]

09 May 2022
Mental Health Awareness Month
Category: DEI

Mental Health Awareness Month Written by Adrienne D. Berry, CP May 2022 Mental health awareness is a very relevant conversation in today’s society. Once thought to be taboo to discuss openly, it is now a factor in daily conversation. One must wonder if the stressors people faced during the pandemic forced it to be pushed […]

“Diversity of Thought” Hinders Belonging Written by Curt Harris “Bias puts people in this impossible position of either saying nothing and being trampled, or saying something and being seen as a whining, complaining person, a prima donna.” Clara Ferreira Marques in How Should Companies Fight Bias?[1] “I felt myself slip in and out of shadow, […]