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The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Scott Gardner

Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

Technology Can Enable a New World for People with Autism

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
Robert J. Szczerba

If investors would simply refocus a fraction of their investment dollars to technology development and implementation related to individuals with autism, the impact would be monumental. It could quite literally create a new world of education and employment for the autistic community.

How to Build an Inclusive School Community During a Divisive Election

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

A new survey of almost 2,000 U.S. teachers revealed that the 2016 presidential campaign might be having a negative impact on students' well-being and ...

Don't Squelch Sensitive Topics. Instead, Learn to Embrace Them.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Companies can't -- nor should they attempt to -- censure an exchange of ideas and views. What they can do, though, is employ strategies to confront sensitive but vital topics in a productive way.

How Zika Presents a Teachable Moment for Caring for Children with Disabilities

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

The growing number of cases of microcephaly, caused by congenital Zika infection, has been declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that "everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we originally thought."

Another Sign Slack Is Truly Committed To Diversity

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology


One Marathon, One Movement

Eli Wolff | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

The Boston marathon is a unifier. It brings people together from all backgrounds and abilities. The Boston Marathon has been a pioneer in promoting an...

A home run for success at work and at home

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Last month, White Sox player Adam LaRoche walked away from a multimillion dollar baseball career after his boss told him he could no longer bring his son to work. People were quick to criticize Adam's bold decision to put #FamilyFirst, with one fan even going as far as to call him a "selfish quitter."

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Stigmas Girls Face When They Return Home After Captivity

Kim Samuel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Kim Samuel

After months in which they were held in captivity as forced labor and sexual slaves, now, they are shunned, mistrusted, and scorned by the communities to which they've returned.

Please Stop Calling My Life With A Disability 'Inspiring'

The Establishment | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

When you start to say something well-meaning or congratulatory to a person with disabilities, something like "you're so brave" or "I'm so inspired by your determination," stop. Think about it. Would you say something like that to a non-disabled person?

Now is the Time for Disabled Artists to Flourish

Lane Harwell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Stevie Wonder, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, and Chuck Close are names many are familiar with. They are exceptional artists, and they are exceptions ...

The 2 Percent Problem And What I'm Doing About It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The data doesn't lie. Silicon Valley and the tech industry have a diversity/inclusion problem. When it comes to access to capital, most investment firms and teams, and the companies that receive investment, are led by Whites.

What Is Normal?

Emma Davidson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Emma Davidson

What do we even mean by labelling things "normal," are we tagging them as socially acceptable? If you're not "normal," does that make you abnormal? A word that we so frequently associate with weird and therefore a lack of social acceptability?

Throwing Out the Degree: Part Two of the SHIFT

Jamai Blivin | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Jamai Blivin

It will take time for companies to lower the bar and shift to competencies, but to remain competitive they will have to do so.

Are You a We or a Me?

Cara Bradley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

I have a dream that as more and more people wake up from their own narcissistic slumber they'll start showing up for each other, someday the "wes" will outnumber the "mes."

The Long Reach of Inclusive Education

Todd Grindal | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Todd Grindal

Across the globe, many students with disabilities face challenges in accessing high-quality education. Longstanding misconceptions exist regarding the capabilities of children with intellectual, physical, sensory, and learning disabilities to benefit from formal education.

It Gets Better for Kumu Hina at Kamehameha Schools

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

One of her innovations as a K-12 teacher, or kumu, at a Hawaiian-focused public charter school in Honolulu, was to create a place and nomenclature, based on cultural tradition, that explicitly recognizes students who are "in the middle" -- somewhere between male and female on the gender spectrum.

Racist in Seattle: What the Country Can Learn From the Region's Shifts

Rebecca Saldaña | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Saldaña

What can the rest of the country learn from this region's move to shift its racist legacy? Cities all over the country are facing challenges of homelessness and housing affordability at the same time they are wrestling with what compliance with HUD's affirmatively furthering fair housing means. The case of Seattle illustrates what is at stake.

The Wreckage of World Visions' LGBT Reversal Two Years Later

Adam Phillips | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

In 2014 Rich Stearns, CEO of World Vision USA, made a historic announcement: they would hire gay Christians in same-sex marriages. Two days later, under immense financial pressure and criticism on the evangelical right, World Vision USA reversed their decision.

The Land of Milk and Honey

Marion Leary | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Marion Leary

As the saying goes, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, though I am not sure that holds true for this presidential election cycle, espe...

War of Dreams - An Interview with Emilie Kao

Ed Gragert | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Ed Gragert

Today I have the opportunity to interview Emilie Kao, co-founder and Executive Director of Kids World, who has just posted a blog titled "War of Dreams" noting the importance of providing a human rights-based alternative to individuals considering violent jihad.*

What to Eat on Lenten Shabbat

Rabbi Keara Stein | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Keara Stein

I had the date on my calendar for weeks: a Shabbat dinner with some of the couples in my "Love and Religion" class. We've gotten together several times over meals and I knew that nobody has any eating restrictions besides "kosher style."

When You Put All of You in Your Work

Shawn Hunter | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Shawn Hunter

Here's a challenge. Take what you love and put it in your work.