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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to meet the needs of women Veterans. We wanted to let you know about ...
06/23/2020
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to meet the needs of women Veterans. We wanted to let you know about a unique opportunity to connect with VA leadership about your healthcare, benefits, and services. Join Acting Deputy Secretary of the VA, Pamela Powers for an all-virtual Women Veterans Forum on Tuesday, June 23 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

The forum will focus on support for women Veterans during COVID-19. Women leaders from the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Experience Office, and Center for Women Veterans will share updates, answer questions, and welcome your feedback and concerns in real time. In addition, the Deputy Director of the Center for Women Veterans will talk about the “I Am Not Invisible” campaign, aimed at increasing awareness and dialogue about the contributions, needs, and experiences of women veterans.

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Overnight on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in a period of just about 12 hours, the single largest incident of racial violence...
06/20/2020
We still don’t know just how much was lost in the Tulsa massacre of 1921 — Quartz

Overnight on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in a period of just about 12 hours, the single largest incident of racial violence in American history occurred in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“More than a thousand African American homes and businesses were looted and burned to the ground; you had a thriving community occupying more than 35 square blocks in Tulsa that was totally destroyed,” Scott Ellsworth, the author of Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, told Quartz. “It looked like Hiroshima or Nagasaki afterwards.”

In a recently discovered account of the massacre, Buck Colbert Franklin, then a lawyer in Greenwood,paints a harrowing picture. “I could see planes circling in mid-air. They grew in number and hummed, darted and dipped low. I could hear something like hail falling upon the top of my office building,” he wrote. “Down East Archer, I saw the old Mid-Way hotel on fire, burning from its top, and then another and another and another building began to burn from their top.”

The destruction of Greenwood began as an attempted lynching of a Black teenager and turned into full-blown destruction perpetrated by a white mob. As many as 300 people were killed, more than 10,000 remained homeless, and according to the Tulsa Race Riot Report of 2001, an estimated $1,470,711 was incurred in damage—equal to about $20 million today.

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Overnight on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in a period of just about 12 hours, the single largest incident of racial violence in American history occurred in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. "More than a thousand African American homes and businesses were looted and burned to the ground; you ha...

Check out our March Newsletter!!
03/17/2020
HRDIC March Newsletter

Check out our March Newsletter!!

On February 28, 1980, President Jimmy Carter wrote: "From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this Nation. Too often, the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed...

02/12/2020

Your blend of military and professional experience is highly sought after by America’s top companies, so use this to your advantage now! See what’s out there for you (Better pay? Better hours? New professional relationships?) and don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity.

Join the DAV RecruitMilitary Job Fair at Naval Station Norfolk on Thursday. Walk-Ins are always welcome, so bring a spouse or veteran friend!

Thursday, February 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Located at Vista Point Center in Norfolk
Meet and NETWORK with at least 49 companies.

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01/29/2020

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The Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) is a 501 (c) (3) organization serving the Hampton Roads Region and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Our vision is to become agents of change who assist employers and community leaders to ensure diversity and inclusion are embedded within the culture of their organizations.

01/25/2020

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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

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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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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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