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DEI Insights – November 2021
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Join CAAP as we bring together leaders and partners of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a 2-day statewide (virtual) summit on how Pennsylvanian residents, businesses and communities can collaborate to support DEI initiatives and practices. The Summit is scheduled from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Daryl Davis: One Man Who Converted Hundreds of KKK Members (Dec. 7)
Over the past two decades, Daryl Davis has been setting up surprise meetings with Klan leaders who were unaware of his skin color and attending Klan rallies. On a quest to do nothing more than explore racism and gather information for his book, Klan-Destine Relationships, Davis eventually became the recipient of numerous robes and hoods given to him by KKK members who rescinded their beliefs after coming to know him. He had inadvertently stumbled upon a successful method of forming friendships between sworn enemies.
How to Continue Your Diversity Initiatives in 2022
Entrepreneur – If 2020 and 2021 were the years of pledges, then 2022 must be the year of action. It’s one thing to announce an initiative, but it’s another to actually use it to reshape the operations of your business. If you’re looking to make diversity the name of your game in the coming year - read the full article.
December is Universal Human Rights Month
Universal Human Rights Month is a time for U.S. citizens and others around the world to join together to stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, is a global holiday that marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948. The Declaration states: "All human beings born are born free and equal in dignity and rights." Many people around the world have not experienced this declaration to the fullest. They face discrimination and persecution because of their race, national origin, sex, gender, age, language or other status. At CAAP, we recognize this important declaration and ask that you take this time to consider how your organization is ensuring the rights of all citizens.