Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium

Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium The Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our vision is to become agents of change who assist employers and community leaders to ensure Diversity & Inclusion are embedded within the culture of all organizations.

The Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) is a group of representatives from nonprofit, local, state, and federal sectors of the Hampton Roads Region, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Their vision is to become an agent of change that will assist employers and others to ensure diversity and inclusion are embedded within the culture of their organizations. HRDIC believes Diversity embodies all the differences - life and work experiences, perspectives, cultures, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, abilities, disabilities and other aspects of life - that make us unique individuals. We believe Inclusion is the act of creating appreciative work ethics and an environments in which all individuals in a group feel comfortable as a distinct part of the complex mainstream culture. When employees feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued, their performance and efficiency improve. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. Overview & History: Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable). In 2011, the City of Virginia Beach Inclusion and Diversity Council (IDC) spearheaded the creation of the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium of public and private sector organizations to meet quarterly to discuss the business case for Inclusion and Diversity and best practices. This was the first of many opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and create an inclusive culture in our workplaces. Participants have met on a quarterly basis since its inception to discuss the challenges and issues that confront workplace diversity in Hampton Roads. Several companies have hosted and presented an overview of their organizations diversity efforts. Goals: Goal 1 • Provide a venue to discuss, share, and record Best Practices on how organizations can increase their diversity and inclusion awareness efforts in the workplace. Goal 2 • Utilize various opportunities within the region to elevate awareness for diversity and inclusion. Goal 3 • Develop and maintain resources that may be used by organizations in their ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts to support and promote diversity and inclusion in their workplaces.

Mission: Our mission is to become agents of change that will assist employers and others to ensure diversity and inclusion is embedded within the culture of their organizations.

01/25/2020

How have your cultural experiences in life added value to your personal and professional relationships ?

IMPACT Strategies
01/24/2020

IMPACT Strategies

"Conversations are the human side of Diversity & inclusion and can be used as a tool to directly address world views, shift attitudes, and help learn (or unlearn) behaviors.⁠"⁠⠀
⁠- Damien Hooper-Campbell, Chief Diversity Officer of eBay ⁠⠀

Checkout the Full Article: The Globe and Mail; “Some Hard Conversations we need to have about true diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”

How White Feminists Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Functions as White Supremacy
01/08/2020
How White Feminists Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Functions as White Supremacy

How White Feminists Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Functions as White Supremacy

In November, I participated in a panel discussion at a psychological conference in Washington DC. The name of the panel was Being a Mentor in the Era of #Metoo, which seemed extremely timely given the spate of powerful people recently felled by revelations of sexual wrongdoing. As the only person of

12/18/2019
The Connect 757

The Connect 757

We’re so excited to see the rebranding for the 757. This was a surprise to us but one thing that was NOT a surprise, was this wave of support that is developing towards millennials. We have SO much to offer to the workforce and the economy so it was only a matter of time before everyone else caught on lol
What are your thoughts about the new #757 video?

Project Inclusion - United Way SHR
12/16/2019
Project Inclusion - United Way SHR

Project Inclusion - United Way SHR

As the year comes to a close and a new decade swiftly approaches, it’s time to assess what organizational practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were effective and what practices need to be left in the old decade. Diversity has become a popular buzzword for corporate leaders and companies are now spending billions of dollars to make their organizations more diverse, equitable and inclusive but much of these efforts fail, research suggests. Which DEI practices need to be swapped out for new ones in the new decade?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2019/12/14/9-diversity-and-inclusion-practices-to-leave-in-2019/

Veteran's HomeFront
12/15/2019
Veteran's HomeFront

Veteran's HomeFront

Veterans Arrive At Their Village Of Tiny Homes
One of the most marginalized groups within many societies are military veterans. The ex-servicemen and sometimes women are often forgotten after dedicating their life to their country.
The ultimate objective of the program is to provide a safe place to stay, sleep and work together collectively in moving their live forward. The program will serve as a transition for the veterans as they venture back into independent living within the wider society.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation is responsible for this noble project which will be dedicated to struggling ex-servicemen/women through house provision.

https://www.disclose.tv/its-move-in-day-homeless-veterans-arrive-at-their-village-of-tiny-homes-381427

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe
12/09/2019
Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice.

12/06/2019

Amazing!!

11-year-old ballerina is first black lead in NYC Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
12/04/2019
11-year-old ballerina is first black lead in NYC Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'

11-year-old ballerina is first black lead in NYC Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has cast a black dancer to play Marie for the first time. The New York Times reports Charlotte Nebres will star in this year’s rendition of the company’s production, which started in 1954. N...

Beethoven, the Most Famous Classical Musician of All Time, Was... a Black Man!
11/20/2019
Beethoven, the Most Famous Classical Musician of All Time, Was... a Black Man!

Beethoven, the Most Famous Classical Musician of All Time, Was... a Black Man!

Ludwig Van Beethoven is arguably the most famous and well known classical musician and composer in all of history, but his true identity and ethnicity has been a falsehood and obscurity for many, many years. Society has depicted him as a white male with either blonde or brunette colored hair, being....

Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission
11/14/2019

Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission

This is a quick reminder that the HRC is Having their monthly Meeting Thursday November 14th. More information's about the location and time on the flyer below. This event will be open to the public.
Thanks,

2019 Honoring Our Military Luncheon
11/13/2019

2019 Honoring Our Military Luncheon

Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Cupcakes
11/13/2019
Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Cupcakes

Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Cupcakes

Take your leftover egg nog (preferably spiked with good rum), and make these delicious cupcakes to extend that holiday feeling even longer!

Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event
11/13/2019
Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event

Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event

Members of Pharrell's creative team offered up advice and perspective to a room packed with hundreds of people during the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council’s annual conference and expo.

Thank you for all who have served!!!!!
11/11/2019

Thank you for all who have served!!!!!

Is this Inclusivity or what?
11/07/2019

Is this Inclusivity or what?

“There is a fellow introvert on the Sephora customer experience team who deserves A RAISE RIGHT NOW.” — Cami Williams 💛💛💛

‘Why is your mom white?’ Without skipping a beat, my son said, ‘Families don’t have to match.’ My heart exploded.’: Adop...
11/03/2019
‘Why is your mom white?’ Without skipping a beat, my son said, ‘Families don’t have to match.’ My heart exploded.’: Adoptive mom doesn’t match children ‘in color,’ but says ‘we know we match hearts’

‘Why is your mom white?’ Without skipping a beat, my son said, ‘Families don’t have to match.’ My heart exploded.’: Adoptive mom doesn’t match children ‘in color,’ but says ‘we know we match hearts’

"My family doesn’t look like most. I am a white mama to three beautiful, brown children. And although most of the time we don’t notice, others around us do. The thing is, although my daughter laughs just like me and my youngest son crinkles his nose when he smiles, just like I do, my family port...

11/01/2019
CNN

CNN

Employees thrive in workplace cultures that are fair, inclusive, and civil. But the divisiveness of public discourse and the persistence of underutilized talent pools make this a challenge. Here's how we build a culture of belonging for everyone. Content by SHRM.

Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission
10/31/2019

Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission

2019 Honoring Our Military Luncheon
10/31/2019

2019 Honoring Our Military Luncheon

YWCA to open new domestic violence shelter in Norfolk
10/31/2019
YWCA to open new domestic violence shelter in Norfolk

YWCA to open new domestic violence shelter in Norfolk

A new domestic violence shelter will soon open in Norfolk. The YWCA plans to double its current space, which is currently spread out among three buildings.

10/31/2019

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HRDIC believes Diversity embodies all the differences - life and work experiences, perspectives, cultures, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, abilities, disabilities and other aspects of life - that make us unique individuals.

​We believe Inclusion is the act of creating appreciative work ethics and an environments in which all individuals in a group feel comfortable as a distinct part of the complex mainstream culture. When employees feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued, their performance and efficiency improve. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.

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Happy Friday on Thursday.
I appreciate all that the HRDIC is doing to educate about and promote diversity inclusion. As a former board member, I will continue to support the cause.
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