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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Month 2022

April 04, 2022
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April was officially designated as Diversity Month in 2004 and is a time to stop, recognize, celebrate and appreciate the cultures, backgrounds and traditions that are woven together to comprise each of us. In order to gain appreciation and respect for our differences, we need to expand our horizons, ask questions, and seek understanding of the people and world around us in meaningful ways.

In 2022, Code3 has made it a priority to renew and expand our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion: creating opportunities within that are available and accessible to all, creating content and media that reflects our commitments, creating an environment that allows every one of our employees to bring their authentic selves to work, and be met with empathy, compassion, and an undivided sense of belonging.

 

ENGAGE

April Exploration

READ

5 Ways they hybrid workplace can make companies more inclusive - FastCompany.com

“Removing geography from the equation not only lets employers tap into a much broader talent pool, but also dramatically opens up opportunities to people who need greater flexibility at work due to caregiving responsibilities and to those outside traditional employment hubs.”

Workplace Diversity Goes Far Past Hiring. How Leaders Can Support Employees Of Color - NPR

“Black and African American employees make up 12 percent of support staff roles, but only two percent of executive level positions. While almost half of U.S. organizations have publicly committed to racial or ethnic quality efforts, only 13 percent of these companies offer programs specifically for women of color. So what do leaders and managers really need to do to implement long lasting workplace diversity?”

Diversity and Content Marketing: How Brands Can Be More Inclusive - Content Marketing Institute

“Truly diverse and inclusive content - the kind that resonates consciously and subconsciously with your audience - requires far more than image. It requires thinking more deeply, from your audience research to your team structure, from your style guide to your user experience.” 

Authentically Inclusive Marketing: Winning future customers with diversity, equity and inclusion - Deloitte

“While the marketing function is increasingly focusing on more inclusive advertising, consumers - who are increasingly diverse - expect brands to follow through on these promises. Learn about three ways marketing can do this.” 

Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change - Jennifer Brown

“Embrace Diversity and Thrive as an organization. Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry - an opportunity. Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.”

Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace - Minda Harts

“Filled with Minda Hart’s signature wit and warmth, Right Within offers strategies for women of color to speak up during racialized moments with managers and clients, work through past triggers they may not even know still cause pain, and reframe past career disappointments as opportunities to grow into a new path… Harts encourages women to summon hidden reserves of strength and courage… and help women of color strengthen their resolve across corporate America, ensuring that we can all, finally, rise together.”

 

LISTEN

Inclusivity at Work: The Heart of Hard Conversations - Dare to Lead Podcast, Brené Brown 

“In this episode, I talk to friend, colleague and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert, Aiko Bethea. We discuss empathy, accountability, and the power of listening and believing (Including a very real role play). We also dissect the difference between transactional leadership and transformational leadership, and why courage is a prerequisite to lasting, meaningful change.” 

Achieving diverse and authentic representations through your advertising and marketing - reWorked: The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast 

Outvertising is a not-for-profit advertising and marketing advocacy group that collaborates with brands to push for increased and more diverse LGBT+ representations in ads and on our screens. Outvertising’s Chair, Mark Runacus MBE, joins Mitch to discuss how organisations can become more inclusive in their messaging, and the positive impact this has on society and in business.

In this episode, you’ll learn what steps you can take to create diverse and inclusive representations, why this is so very important, and how it plays a large part in employees feeling able to bring their whole selves to work.

Creating a Corporate Culture That Lasts, w/ Everett Harper - Diversity Beyond the Checkbox w/ Jackie Ferguson, CDE

According to Everett Harper, "there's no perfect culture...from a DEI perspective or even just a business perspective."  So if it can't be perfect, how do you start to build a solid corporate culture that lasts?  For individuals, it includes hard work, intentional recovery, and finding a purpose. For companies, it's about supporting all of that and more.

 

WATCH

From the Inside Out: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - TedX with Wendy Knight Agard
The issue of inclusion and diversity is on the minds of leaders everywhere. As we work toward understanding how to create and maintain truly inclusive cultures, comprised of diverse groups of people, the focus has been on what we can do for others. What’s most important, is how do we become conscious of embracing and developing diversity within ourselves? Wendy offers insight into diversity from the inside out, what it means, how to become conscious of it and how we can move forward on the path to true acceptance.

Purl - Short Film, Pixar Sparkshort Series

“The 8-minute short is a look at workplace diversity and inclusion. An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high-energy, male centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close knit group. Purl must ask herself how far she is willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?

 

SUPPORT

ACLU | American Civil Liberties Union 

“The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation’s guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislature, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and Laws of the United States.” Read more about the history and mission of the ACLU here. 

 

ATTEND

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Walk, Rock, Roll and Run - May 7, 2022

“The Diversity Center is excited to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Walk, Rock, Roll and Run both 

virtually and in-person at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on May 7, 2022. The Diversity Center is the leading advocate for justice, equality, diversity and inclusion in Northeast Ohio. Diversity has been our mission - and our challenge - since 1927.” 

Date: May 7, 2022 @ 8:30am  ET

Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44114

Nobody Knows: Voices UnMuted 

Nobody Knows: Voices UnMuted is a collaborative interdisciplinary project that involves poetry, music and video. Empowered voices from marginalized communities (e.g. Anti-Asian hate, LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter, Antisemitism, Gender Matters, etc.) will tell their own stories. This project includes participation from several of the art schools from the University of Southern California. This multimedia presentation will consist of poems, original compositions, and images that correlate with the words of poets. 

Date: April 26, 2022 @ 7pm PT

Location: GRAMMY Museum - 800 W. Olympic St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

13th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival: The Healing

“This year  the theme of the NYC Multicultural Festival is “The Healing.”

The world needs to be healed and we cannot think of a better therapy than the music, dance and visual arts that we create inspired by the divine. 

Tune into our watch party to join some of our multicultural  festival family of performers as they  evoke this healing through their various music and dance performances.”

Date: Online prelude January-June 2022; Live events to follow in June

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