Week 7 Inclusion Idea: My Crazy Passion Project and The 21 Day Inclusion Challenge

Everyone has an unique D&I journey. For me, I have identified certain areas where I need to step up as an ally, I also have to learn more about the glass ceilings in my professions so I can advocate more for my own identity group, and finally as a Diversity and Inclusion Trainer-Teacher-Blogger, I mustContinue reading “Week 7 Inclusion Idea: My Crazy Passion Project and The 21 Day Inclusion Challenge”

Week 6 Inclusion Idea: Happy Pride Month!

I remember seeing my first Pride Parade during a family reunion in Cleveland, Ohio circa 1999. I remember the vivid images of colorful wild costumes. It was an open celebration on a main street. I remember when I saw my first onscreen display of affection between a same sexed couple. It was new seeing theseContinue reading “Week 6 Inclusion Idea: Happy Pride Month!”

Week 4 Inclusion Idea: Let’s Mix It Up

As a 13 year old Detroiter, I was as urban as a girl can get. 4-H had chickens, cows, and horses but for me it it was the stays at Michigan State University (MSU)with the candle-making and fund public speaking classes that defined my 4-H experience. The MSU 4-H Exploration Days was also an opportunityContinue reading “Week 4 Inclusion Idea: Let’s Mix It Up”

Week 5 Inclusion Idea: Holidays Through the Lens of Diversity

Being a Inclusionist requires that a commitment to our continuous learning and willingness to analyze, expand, and fact check the history we were taught. We need to fill in what was left out as often those missing pieces and those hidden figures represent the contributions of marginalized people that helped shaped and create our nation.Continue reading “Week 5 Inclusion Idea: Holidays Through the Lens of Diversity”

Inclusion Ideas Week 3: Lifelong Allies and Alliances for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) needs lifelong allies and alliances. The media courted us with images and stories of social injustice last year, and we as allies said a collective and passionate “I do.” We stood up to take on oppressive systems and make our workplaces and our society inclusive and equitable. Time has passed, andContinue reading “Inclusion Ideas Week 3: Lifelong Allies and Alliances for Diversity and Inclusion”