The Pros and Cons of Diversity in America
Diversity is all about varietySharon McCutcheon/Unsplash. Recent years have seen a lot of debate about the value of diversity in America. Some feel that diversity is a strength for America, while others think that diversity hinders our ability to achieve our goals. Regardless of one’s opinion, diversity is a defining feature of America. Diversity benefits the country because it creates a platform for innovation and creativity. However, diversity is also detrimental to America, as it creates strife and leads to polarization and gridlock.
Septimius Awards in Amsterdam has 4 Oscar Winners
Christopher Hampton at Septimius Awards 2022 in Amsterdam winning a Lifetime Achievement AwardSeptimius Awards. The Netherlands embraces diversity with a new international event. The Septimius Awards is an award ceremony based in Amsterdam. The event was two days, 6& 7 June 2022. On the first day panel discussions were held and on the second day the award ceremony was held in the ITA Theater. Oscar winners Sir Christopher Hampton, Kevin Willmott, Jan Archibald & Nina Hartstone received a lifetime achievement award for their work in the film industry. Sir Christopher James Hampton is a British playwright, screenwriter, translator and film director. He is best known for his play Les Liaisons Dangereuses based on the novel of the same name and the film adaptation. He has twice received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Father (2020), and was also nominated for Atonement (2007).
Fair Lawn to hold first Pride Month festival in town's history despite community opposition
The town of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is set to hold its first-ever Pride Month festival this June, despite some community opposition. Despite opposition from some community members, Fair Lawn will be holding its first Pride Month festival this weekend.
Gender Diversity in Ultra Running
Diversity is a very popular term right now, and for good reason. Diversity means "the practice of including or involving people from a range of social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc." Diversity generally creates more interesting, more productive, and more inclusive populations. If we can love and accept others’ for their differences, we’re all better off for it. But when we talk about diversity, it’s best to be incredibly specific. The ultra running community has been talking for a long time about the necessity of diversity and inclusion, why the sport isn’t that diverse, and how to increase inclusivity.
Israel’s Maccabi Haifa Football Club Under-19 Team Visits New Jersey
The highly celebrated Israeli soccer team played competitive games during a visit co-hosted with St. Benedict’s Preparatory School to promote diversity and inclusion. Throughout the week of June 6, the Under-19 team, coaches, and executives of Maccabi Haifa Football Club, one of Israel’s most celebrated soccer teams, visited New Jersey for the first time since 2013.
Lancaster Pride Festival - This Weekend at Clipper Magazine Stadium
From the humble start in 2007 with the concept of creating a welcoming event to celebrate the lives of the LGBTQ+ community, Lancaster Pride has well outgrown its first festival location, Buchanan Park.
Asians and Latinos are the future of California
(Photo by Jhon David/Unsplash) According to the latest Census statistics, Asians and Latinos are the two fastest-growing ethnic groups in the nation, accounting for almost a quarter of the population.
Columbus police officer celebrates pride month by sharing his story of working in law enforcement as an openly gay man
In honor of this year's pride month, a Columbus police officer opens up about his experience as an openly gay man in law enforcement. For Pride Month, Columbus police officer Shawn Lutz talked about the importance of self-acceptance and how that led to him being openly gay in his position in law enforcement.
Adm. Linda Fagan becomes first woman to lead U.S. Coast Guard
“The trailblazing career of Admiral Fagan shows young people entering the services, we mean what we say: There are no doors — no doors — closed to women,” President Biden told guests at Coast Guard headquarters.
How South Asians are shifting Forsyth County's historic lack of diversity
Forsyth County Courthouse(Photo/Justine Lookenott) (Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County is the fastest growing county in metropolitan Atlanta, and this growth has quickly brought a significant level of diversity to an area that has historically been quite the opposite.
NJ Transit Celebrates Pride Month with Pride Buses
Two Specially Marked Buses Raise Awareness of Inclusion By Inviting Customers to “Ride With Pride”. NJ TRANSIT is unveiling two Ride with Pride-themed buses to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community and its allies during Pride month. The wrapped buses will be on display throughout New Jersey on the transit system.
Texas teen becomes the country's youngest law school graduate
Haley Taylor SchlitzPhoto credit: Southern Methodist University. "Anybody who's listening to me, but particularly students of color and girls, know that you should eat 'nos' for breakfast, don't let other people tell you how you should build your path. Don't let other people tell you what you can and can't do." — Haley Taylor Schlitz.
Employees want to work at diverse and inclusive organizations
Diverse and inclusive organizations have a diversified workforce, including people from different age groups, lifestyles, cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds. Organizations with an inclusive working atmosphere earn a deeper trust of people and outshine the competition as they respect the unique perspectives of their employees. Diverse businesses have a 2.3 times greater income stream per worker, according to Deloitte.
From elections to policing, FoCo officials answer citizens' questions at town hall
Five elected Forsyth County officials answer questions at the Community Conversations event on May 12(Image by Justine Lookenott) (Forsyth County, GA) Five elected Forsyth County officials sat down to answer questions from their constituents on May 12 at the West Forsyth High School Auditorium.
ONE Community to host virtual career expo highlighting inclusive businesses
The Arizona coalition ONE Community will be holding a highly interactive virtual event to give job seekers the opportunity to learn about inclusive companies and network with professionals.
Tiffany Capeles Named Intermountain Healthcare’s First Chief Equity Officer
After an extensive national search, Intermountain Healthcare has selected Tiffany Capeles, a nationally recognized diversity leader, as the health system’s first chief equity officer.
Morris County Law Enforcement Demographics
New Jersey just released data on the demographics of over 30,000 active, full-time, sworn law enforcement officers. Attorney General Platkin and the Office of Justice Data recently released data on the demographics of over 30,000 active, full-time, sworn law enforcement officers in the State of New Jersey.