April 22, 2013
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Race: Why Are We So Different Nowthrough April 28 More info >>

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

RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit Open Through This Weekend
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

Cultivating Common Ground: Key to Innovation
By Sondra Thiederman
No one would deny that diversity and inclusion is a journey. Some, however, would disagree on just what route that journey should take. Certainly, at the very least, it is from inequity to fairness, from inequality to equality, from injustice to justice. Read more

Read Mike Streeter's Interview with Dr Thiederman
Dr. Sondra Thiederman's articles are among the most popular and downloaded on our Web site. She recently published a new resource, "The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook." It is a practical and concise guide to the importance of understanding and implementing the key elements of an inclusive and productive organization. Read more


Connecting the Realities of Leadership with the Diverse Global Economy
By Stan Kimer
When I do an overall presentation about diversity as a key strategic initiative important to any business or organization, I always include a few charts about hot emerging areas within the diversity discussion.
Read more

Employee Resource Groups; challenges and opportunities
by Simma Lieberman
Early on, many ERGs began as an affinity groups formed to provide social and career support for their members.  As diversity and inclusion initiatives in organizations evolved, affinity groups in those organizations have evolved into ERGs. Read more

The Rochester NY Chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute presented last Friday:
Welcoming Diversity/Dismantling Prejudice:Leadership Skills for Creating Diverse
Communities that Thrive
The NCBI offers many workshops on an ongoing basis. More info


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March Meeting Thanks!
Thanks to Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Greater Rochester Area for hosting last month's WDN Member Meeting titled "Does Your Organization Have a Climate of Inclusion?" The meeting began with an interactive discussion of what is meant by the term "inclusion" to prepare the group for the planned exercise. 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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