Check out featured diversity, equity, and inclusion related stories in the news:
- The ASALH 2021 Black History Month Virtual Festival
- Join the Association for the Study of African American Life and History on Saturday, February 6, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET for their 95th annual Black History Month Virtual Festival. This event will feature a panel of authors, chefs and historians who will share their work and discuss the important role that food has played in Black family life throughout the diaspora. Panelists include: Gina Paige, CEO and Founder of African Ancestry; Carla Hall, author and celebrity chef; Stephanie Evans, scholar and author, Georgia State University; and Daphne Maxwell Reid, actor (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and author of “Grace, Soul and Mother Wit”.
- Gender Inclusion at Focusmate
- Focusmate is virtual co-working platform that allows users to work side-by-side, remotely over video, in structured 50 minute sessions. In January 2021, it recently expanded its gender preferences setting to promote safety, gender diversity, and inclusivity within its community. Click to read and learn more about its initiatives.
- 'The New Dawn Blooms': Poet Amanda Gorman Recites 'The Hill We Climb'
National Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history by becoming the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration, reciting her poem "The Hill We Climb" on January 20, 2021. This NPR article captures this historic moment. Watch or listen to her performance here.
- Behind the Atlanta Hawks’ tribute to MLK through their new uniforms
- With Atlanta being the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr., the Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed the privilege of hosting an NBA game every year to celebrate MLK Day. On January 18, 2021, they proudly stuck their chests out even further to honor the civil rights icon as the first team to wear a jersey featuring the letters “MLK”.
- What We Can Learn About Activism Today in the Archives of Queer History
- Cait McKinney's Information Activism argues that archiving work illustrates how access to information has improved the lives of marginalized people.