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Photo of Lincoln Memorial Martin Luther King I have a Dream quote, photo taken by Ryan Stone available on Unsplash

Recognizing Color: Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Bryan P. Parker

During his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed that his children would "…one day live in a nation where…

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Photo by Gabriel Dalton of person marching with sign that reads facing the truth of past and present violence

My Hopes for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Yolonda P. Harrison

When I started consulting years ago, very few of my client organizations observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

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It’s Our Differences that Make us Stronger: A Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

By Leani García Torres

In a lot of ways, September can feel like an “in between” month. It’s the unofficial beginning of fall...

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Photo by Priscilla Gyamfi on Unsplash. Chalk writing on the street near the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis.

Performative Allyship after 2020: Did Real Change Come at All?

By Jessica Lit

After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, we witnessed the United States (and in fact, much of the rest of the world) experience a…

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What are we celebrating?

By Rachel Margiewicz

For some, July 4th means a long weekend to relax with family and friends. Across the country, groups host barbeques and enjoy fireworks displays...

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Equality photo by Elyssa Fahndrich on Unsplash

Why Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is Core to the Advancement of Civil Rights for Marginalized People

By Meredith Taylor Brown

As LGBTQ+ Pride 2022 takes off across the country, the visibility, joy, and hope that we celebrate as a community reminds me why Equity, Diversity,…

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Seeing One’s Own Self Reflected: Belonging, Identity, and Place

By Jade Nguyen

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I find myself pondering the role of representation and story as it relates to a sense of…

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Reflections on Women’s History Month: Standing with Indigenous Women

By Leah Landerman

Since March 1987, Women’s History Month has offered an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of women to our society. This year, I have been…

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Raised fist by photographer Oladimeji Odunsi

BHM 2022: Reflecting on my Self-Identification Journey

By Bryan P. Parker

"When was the moment you realized you were Black?" I’ve been asked this question a few times during DEI workshops...

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MLK Day 2022: Reflections on Solidarity and Connection

By Isra Pananon Weeks

It’s cliché, but we need to do better. I need to do better. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I cannot help but think…

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