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Category: Diversity & Inclusion Resources

5 Ways to Practice Asking for Help

  source:  Meghan Watson, @Thrive_WithMeg   Key word here is practice! Asking for help isn’t always intuitive, and many of us are just beginning to explore our needs, wants, and hopes without judgment or shame.   Try saying these out-loud to yourself if it feels awkward or uncomfortable, or reword these suggestions into something that Read More

Mental Health Resources for BIPOC Survivors

  More often than not, your mental health is a reflection of your physical health. Specifically, the financial, emotional, and social stresses of the pandemic are compounded for people of color, who are also navigating the impacts of systemic racism. At Public Allies, we focus on how inclusive leadership builds equity in all forms— including healthcare Read More

Get Involved: Earth Day 2022

  We all have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis.  Keep reading for some ways to celebrate our planet, get involved, and take action within your community:   Organize. Find a group in your community that is dedicated to taking action against the climate crisis. Here’s a resource to get started.   Read More

Celebrating Womxn’s History Month

#WomxnsHistoryMonth is here, and we encourage all of you to take a deep dive into the stories of Trans women, women with disabilities, and women of color, and how their activism continues to motivate others now and into the future! To kick off this month-long celebration, check out these inspiring womxn and femmes that have greatly Read More

Why You Should Capitalize the B in Black

An identity. A culture. A history. A community.  The Black diaspora is thriving and diverse in many ways, and the language that we use should reflect that. Language matters.  For decades, activists have pushed for the recognition of humanity in Black people and their experiences. A seemingly “easy” first step would simply be to capitalize Read More

Not All Women: Women’s Equality Day and the Continued Fight for Freedom

Most of us were taught that the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote in 1920, after decades of work to gain support for and pass the law. Of course, the history books aren’t quite wrong—they just leave out crucial context about the role of race during that time. In fact, in 1918, leading Read More

People-First Language: Putting the Person Before the Disability

Identifying a person or group primarily by their disabilities subjects them to devaluation, marginalization, and prejudice. By replacing outdated and offensive terms that describe what a person has with terms that assert what a person is, we put a person before their medical diagnosis. According to EARN, “People-first language (PFL) emphasizes the individuality, equality, and Read More

Perfectionism and White Supremacy

White supremacy shows up in even the most well-intentioned organizations. As explained by Tema Okun of dRworks, it doesn’t always look like overt discrimination; the subtler characteristics of white supremacy can be just as ingrained and harmful. By explicitly naming and challenging these characteristics, organizations can take steps towards establishing a more equitable and inclusive Read More

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Racial Justice

We all know about the Fourth of July, but where’s the love for Juneteenth? Celebrated every year on June 19th, the lesser-known holiday commemorates the final abolition of slavery in every part of the former Confederacy. What is Juneteenth All About? While history books credit Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation for ending slavery, that’s Read More

AAPI Heritage Month: 4 Ways to Celebrate and Support

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Throughout the pandemic, AAPI communities have been subjected to increased hate and harassment. According to Stop AAPI Hate, hate crimes have increased by 1900%, with many cases involving elders. Together we can end this. Here are four ways to get started: 1. Keep Learning Use the countless books, Read More