January 22, 2013
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De. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
February 5, 2013
The College at Brockport See details

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Why the Little Things Matter
By Leslie Aguilar
Someone recently said to me that he didn't bother speaking up against stereotypes and demeaning jokes or comments, because these were "little things." The problem is that even small things — subtle slights, jokes, and stereotypes — don’t just disappear.
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Clips, Texts and Tweets: Training Today’s Millennials
By Robert W. Wendover 
I spoke with a 50-something manager recently and he asked me if ... video clips might be a better way to connect with his emerging workforce. My first thought was, “Well, Duh!” But then I got thinking about my 56-year-old self. So much has changed about training delivery... it makes my head spin. Read more


The Strategic and Financial Business Case for Diversity
By Stan Kimer
Even though I am now an HR Consultant, I do have an MBA in Finance and Accounting and spent much of my early career in Financial and Business Planning roles.  Hence, I understand the need to express investment in diversity initiatives in financial terms. Read more




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Martin Luther King Day Celebrated
Many WDN members have organized events in honor of this renowned civil rights leader, and many are open to the public. For just some activities see RIT, University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College and The College at Brockport.

January Member Meeting Thanks!
SHRMThanks to Verizon for hosting this month's WDN Member Meeting and to Judie Myers-Gell and Olga Mendez of the Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM, who presented Continuing the Conversation on Leveraging Diversity to Achieve Business Success. They covered how to think more strategically and broadly about diversity and inclusion, how to achieve top priorities, building an inclusive culture, and why a business case is important and how to build one. Mark your calendar for upcoming member 2013 Meetings Not a member? Click here to join!

The Community Foundation Brings "RACE" Exhibit to Rochester Now Open at Rochester Museum & Science Center
Rochester Area Community Foundation, a WDN member, made a $200,000 grant to the Rochester Museum & Science Center to bring the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? RMSC and the Community Foundation are collaborating with the Rochester Initiative for Structural Equality (RISE) Coalition and others to promote awareness about racial issues and foster meaningful conversations about how to improve our understanding of each other. Read more


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