March 7, 2013
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De. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
February 5, 2013
The College at Brockport See details

We Welcome ABVI-Goodwill of the Finger Lakes to the WDN
We are pleased to welcome ABVI-Goodwill of the Finger Lakes as new members of the Workforce Diversity Network. ABVI is a premier provider of vision rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired. Read more
RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit Now Open through April 28
Rochester Area Community Foundation, a WDN member, made a $200,000 grant to the Rochester Museum & Science Center to present RACE: Are We So Different? The collaborative project promotes awareness about racial issues and fosters meaningful conversations about how to improve understanding of each other. Read more

What My Father Taught Me – A Diversity and Inclusion Trainer’s Father
By Mauricio Velásquez
Antonio Velásquez, my immigrant father, who came to this country (legally, you have to say that these days) with nothing, not knowing the language, serving this great country in the military and then eventually with the GI bill graduating from college (at age 32) recently passed away. Read more


Addressing and Resolving Differences - A National Conversation
By Steve Hanamura
I am struck by the progress we are making in the field of Diversity and Inclusion, both externally and internally, knowing full well there are differences in approach and philosophy. Read more


Hilarity. A few of my favorite hilarious things that get said about diversity and inclusion
By Joe Gerstandt
Diversity is a scam. This one is my favorites. I love the idea that diversity is something that we have just invented as a money-making scheme. Diversity (or difference) is a naturally occurring phenomena. 
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The Global Dimensions of Diversity and Inclusion
By Dr. William A. Guillory
In 1989 Innovations designed a three-part model for characterizing the global dimensions of culture—including its impact on how organizations
and businesses function. Read more


The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the
YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event. Each April the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County spearheads the local effort for the national Stand Against Racism. This year's Stand is Friday, April 26. Read more


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February Member Meeting Thanks!
Thanks to Iberdrola USA for hosting last month's WDN Member Meeting featuring an interactive and engaging panel discussing how diversity and inclusion impacts the multi-generational workforce in today's markets and how companies can create inclusive models to integrate these generations. Read more

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Inclusion Insights - Stereotypes, Lazy Brains & Unintentional Intolerance
triviaBy Steve Robbins
Inclusion Insights is a new training program featuring Steve Robbins, the innovative speaker / socio-scientist storyteller who coined the phrase Unintentional Intolerance. Did we mention he's also very funny? Learn more and buy


Anyone Can Be An Ally
ouchenewsletterBy Brian McNaught
In this comprehensive training program, Brian McNaught demonstrates how anyone can be an ally to create a respectful workplace that is inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender co-workers.
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