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Category: Diversity Inclusivity

Honoring Juneteenth: A Look Back & A Step Forward

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law a bill that officially recognizes Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Juneteenth is a day of great historical significance in the United States as it marks the end of slavery. The commemoration of this day should encourage us to reflect on the past and strive for a future where equality and fairness prevail, and all forms of...

Celebrating Pride Month This June & All Year Long

June is Pride Month, a time of great significance for LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. This celebration is more than just a commemoration of LGBTQ+ history, struggles, and achievements; it is a time to remember the tireless efforts of activists and allies who have fought for equal rights and acceptance for all.  Through parades, festivals, and other events, Pride Month is a powerful reminder of the ongoing...

Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to our growing culture and society are invaluable. Recognizing their contributions, we celebrate May as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We respect the importance of honoring the cultural heritage and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The History of AAPI Heritage Month In 1978, Congress passed a joint...

Celebrating Women’s History Month in the Workplace

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and honor the achievements and contributions of women. This year’s theme, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” emphasizes the crucial role women play in fostering a more inclusive and equitable workplace. There are several impactful ways to celebrate and support women in the professional sphere. Championing Women’s Achievements Recognizing and acknowledging the accomplishments of...

Exploring African Americans' Impact on the Arts during Black History Month

In 2024, the theme for Black History Month is "African Americans and the Arts," an exploration of the profound impact Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and beyond. Let's dive into the remarkable history and legacy of African American artists, highlighting their significant contributions to various art forms. Preserving History and Empowering Communities Through Art African American art is deeply rooted...