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'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Equity Matters

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

One of the most important lessons learned in my four decades of higher education leadership is this: diversity is NOT a substitute for equity.

Vanderbilt University Wants Our Bodies But Not Our Baggage

Erin Logan | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Erin Logan

In solidarity with the protests occurring at the University of Missouri and Yale University, a growing number of college students have taken action to address the systemic injustices plaguing their campus. Aside from two brief moments of solidarity, students at Vanderbilt University have remained silent. This silence ends today.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

Have Mercy on Me: The Bishops' Synod on the Family 2015

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

Subtle, yes, like a trim tab, but Pope Francis last week steered the massive heft of the Holy Roman Church, the oldest continuous institution in our midst, toward the Gospel message of mercy for all. I believe it just may be that, at least so far as he can direct it, the church is once again working for the Lord. Amen.

How Can The University of Missouri Heal From Its Racial Divide?

Subha V. Barry | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Subha V. Barry

The University of Missouri has an incredible opportunity to heal and turn this situation into a positive one. Start by bringing together the passionate change leaders of the football team, faculty, and administration that so boldly believed and took a stand.

The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

We are now in an era where many schools endorse and embrace the goal of full inclusion for students with disabilities. And undoubtedly, inclusion is key to obtaining educational and social equity.

A Crisis of Leadership at MIZZOU: Why White Male Leaders Must Learn the Language of Inclusion

Vernā Myers | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
Vernā Myers

The "Black Lives Matter" movement has become a wake-up call emboldening people of all backgrounds, especially young people, to stand up and say, "No more!" At this point in history, you can't be an effective leader unless you are culturally aware and inclusive.

James and The Giant Sneetches Teaches Us a Thing or Two About the Psychology of Market Driven Economics

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Kay Tacke Morse

My friend James has sculpted a big glorious life out of clay mixed of abundance and brilliance. He buys, grows, sells, creates and sculpts companies. He grows people too. He teaches them how to be better versions of themselves, with his wisdom.

Let Your Advocacy Voice Be Heard

Marla Murasko | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Marla Murasko

A lot of people are comfortable in the "online" space, but I'm here to tell you to let your advocacy message have a voice, have a face! Above you see me doing a presentation about Down Syndrome Awareness and Inclusion to my son's class.

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Take a Stand - Join The AD Club's i'mPART Movement

Advertising Week | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Gina Grillo, CEO & President, The ADVERTISING Club of New York   Sometimes it's important to do the work that no one wants to do or broach a topi...

My Son Who Has Down Syndrome Tells Me Something That Changes Everything

Kari Wagner-Peck | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents
Kari Wagner-Peck

My son, Thorin, who has Down syndrome, celebrated his birthday earlier this week. His friend, Maggie, who has Down syndrome, shares his birthday. For the last four years they have celebrated not just a birth date but their birthday celebrations as friends. How they found each other is a reunion story.

Cultivating Dialog With Your Child About Disability

Lee Lee | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

An important part of being an ally for your child and the disability community is accepting that you don't know everything about disability, which I find very comforting. I don't need to have all the answers, I just need to be respectful, curious and willing to learn.

Why We Come Back: Past GHC Scholars Return to Support New Generations of Women Technologists

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 10.12.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

In a few days, more than 12,000 people will arrive in Houston to attend the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. The conference is th...

Welcome to "Forward Chicago"

Roger Wright | Posted 10.09.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

The sign on the door says "C'mon In!" You walk into a FORWARD CHICAGO gathering, an autumn harvest potluck. Following the flow of Helene and Richar...

Disability Housing: A Diverse Population Needing Diverse Options

Micaela Connery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

Looking Upwards is one of the largest disability service providers in the state of Rhode Island. They provide services and supports to over seven hundred individuals with disabilities with a variety of abilities, diagnoses, and needs.

A Seat at the Kids' Table

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 10.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Diversity committees, rather than giving people a seat at the table and promoting dialogue put folks at a separate one. To champion diversity it needs to be a strategic priority for those at the top.

What Evangelicals Could Learn From the Pope

Ryan Gear | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Ryan Gear

The Pope is expressing a gracious and loving attitude toward the world, not the militant condemnation and separatism conveyed by some conservative evangelicals. He is moving toward the people, not away from them.

Diversity and Inclusion in Advertising: Moving From Talking to Doing

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 09.11.2015 | Media
Roxanne Hobbs

My call is that we change the conversation and put diversity and inclusivity at the heart of business strategy.

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2015 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

Democratizing the Maker Movement

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

The fact that millions of Americans are building airplanes in their garage, meeting at makerspaces to work with strangers on customized robots, and collaboratively solving society's problems at hackathons, is a beautiful thing.

Six Months in a Leaky Boat

Adrian Coysh | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Adrian Coysh

Previously I have referred to the Diversity and Inclusion journey of businesses as uncharted territory, requiring careful navigation.

An Access Revolution

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

Some of us are lucky enough to fall into careers that we love, where just coming to work is a joyful part of the day. Fewer have been purposeful, have...

"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": The Dilemma of Guerrilla Stereotypes

Juliet Bourke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Juliet Bourke

That's the problem with guerrilla stereotypes: they're subtle, subversive and very effective. They continue to reinforce underlying stereotypes, but the pairing of a stereotype with a compliment gives the recipient (or a bystander) much less to point to and challenge.