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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.

I Used To Work For Ellen DeGeneres

Liz Jackson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Style
Liz Jackson

Now I'm asking her to work with me to achieve Inclusive Retail.

Transgender Awareness Training: A Business Essential

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.

Disability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving Intentionally

Micaela Connery | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

A leisurely conversation-filled dinner with not a single phone on the table. Religion that was welcoming and inviting (and-not-even-a-tiny-bit-divisive). Morning greetings of "Wow, looking good!"

Nonprofits: Equity Must Begin Within

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Equity recognizes that we don't all start at the same place. It recognizes that persistent disparities will not be solved without targeting certain opportunities and supports to individuals who start further behind or face additional barriers.

5 ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Anthony Nicodemo

After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have shared personal stories, and I've learned so much about myself. Unfortunately, many of the stories I've heard make me shake my head.

10 Crucial Ways We Can Make Society More Inclusive for People With Disabilities

Kristin Duquette | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

It's easy to assume that because of the ADA, discrimination never occurs and full equality prevails for every person with a disability living in the United States. This wishful thinking is comparable to thinking that racism no longer exists because we have an African American president.

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

Quiet Policy Victories Spell Big Wins for Athletics

Ashland Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

It's up to advocates to create the right legal and policy environments for those athletes, coaches, and fans to live their lives openly. And two recent civil rights developments have the potential to do that.

Embracing Transgender Communication

Kerri Allen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kerri Allen

Communications and the media are powerful vehicles, and as the conversation about the gender spectrum gets louder, communication pros need to hone their facility with talking -- and writing, producing and Snapchatting -- about it.

How Sports Can Break Down Barriers of Exclusion

Kim Samuel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Just as sports can create and reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose, so too it can be a pathway for recognition among peoples, and for breaking down the walls of preconception that prevent us from truly seeing one another.

At the Crossroads of a Movement: Our Work Is Not Done

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

What an amazing three months it has been! Now that we have all caught our collective breath from an unprecedented Pride Month, let's step back for a moment and consider what has transpired during this time for the entire LGBTQ community.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

Disability Housing: Institutional Avoidance

Micaela Connery | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

You can't live in Connecticut and work on anything related to disability services and not know about Southbury Training School.

Carrying the Torch for Inclusion, After the Games Are Over

Torrie Dunlap | Posted 07.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Torrie Dunlap

The Special Olympics World Games will, for a short period of time, make disability visible. But we should not be persuaded that this is what inclusion looks like, and should continue to fight for greater participation by students with disabilities in our schools, communities, and even our sports leagues.

How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

One of the most significant changes since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals, set to conclude this year, is that the private sector is now seen as a key stakeholder. With governments reneging on prior commitments, and given the projected $3 trillion to $4.5 trillion price tag to achieve the SDGs, corporate participation is essential.

Sport for All: The Case for Inclusive Physical Activity Programs

Edwin Moses | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

We need more programs in the U.S. to have adaptive and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities. In order to create lasting impact over the next 25 years we need to look at these problems holistically and commit to overcoming the barriers to access.

Diversity, Divisions, and the Politics of the Taco Bar

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Diversity and debate work for us; isolation and comfort work against us.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.