Third Quarter Edition, 2011

2011 Inaugural Multicultural Summit

By Debra Nixon, PhD

Nearly 50 years ago, a multicultural assembly of over 250,000 Americans instigated the now “Great” March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. We know from the many snap-shots of the movement that the group consisted of Jewish Rabbis, Catholic Priests, men, women, Blacks, Whites, Browns, gays, old, young, , poor, and wealthy protesters. The marchers seized the day, as they presented to the world the world what a truly united America looks like.

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Fowler White Boggs P.A. Diversity Spotlight

By Deborah Brewer and Kerri Haley

Fowler White Boggs P.A. strives to embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace through active recruitment, development, and retention efforts. By ensuring equal opportunities for success within our firm, we promote the value of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds that comprise our workforce.

In order to ensure Fowler White’s commitment, our Diversity Committee develops and implements firm- wide programs that foster an environment of acceptance and appreciation of individuals with diverse characteristics.

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We Heart NY: The Empire State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

By Walter Hernandez

New York’s lesbian and gay community has reason to celebrate this summer. On the evening of Friday, June 24, 2011 the New York State Senate approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriages by a vote of 33 to 29. That same evening, shortly before midnight, New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed the bill into law making New York the sixth, and largest, state in the country to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - September 17

By Yahnia Rodriguez

Constitution Day is celebrated annually on the 17th of September to commemorate the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. The Constitution details the organization of our government and the relationship between the federal government and its people. The original copy of the Constitution is housed in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. where it has been on display since 1952.

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STEM Program in the Works

By Reino Starks

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. To compete among the global workforce, American students need these subjects to advance and meet the future talent needs in a host of disciplines ranging from Biochemistry, Energy, Nuclear Physics, Computer Engineering, to the Geosciences.  Several students do not academically pursue these subjects because they seem rigorous and do not immediately attract students.  When compounded with the demographics of gender and race, there is a larger barrier for the diverse student population to pursue these academic disciplines and workforce professions...

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OUR MISSION

We are committed to enhancing the appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in today’s global society.... Read More

OUR VISION

We are committed to transforming our workplace communities into environments where people are valued for their uniqueness and differences, and are confident that their contributions matter.... Read More

 

OUR GOALS

Our goals are to (1) promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community; (2) develop leaders who are educated in and aware of all aspects of diversity and inclusion; and (3) support the development of leaders from diverse communities within all industries..... Read More

 

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