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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.
New Journal and Guide
YWCA South Hampton Roads
On behalf of women, girls and families across South Hampton Roads, we salute GEICO. As our sponsor of 32nd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, your financial support helps us to further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Persistence II: A National All Women’s Exhibition Celebrating 2020, The Year of the Woman
Persistence II is a second annual exhibition that features work from female artists from across the country. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. In honor of Women’s History Month and 2020, The Year of the Woman, this exhibition is open to all female artists living in the United States and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. The exhibition will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Lori Pratico. Last year's exhibition was fantastically sucessfull, and d'Art Center is excited to make Persistence an annual national show.
Juror Biography: Lori Pratico is the founder of the Girl Noticed Community Mural Project. Girl Noticed is a community-based arts outreach program that through self discovery uncovers and showcases the unique strengths, contributions and abilities of females, illuminating their greatness and its value in society. Nominations cover a wide spectrum, from overcoming personal struggles to momentous achievements. The individual chosen represents many others like them and has brought attention to subjects such as Asperger’s Syndrome, racism, poor body image, domestic violence, education, breast cancer awareness, and LGBTQ rights to name a few. The murals are done in charcoal, which will fade off the wall, adding a sense of urgency to “notice.” Notice the girl and what she values in herself, what makes her feel good about herself, before those things change or fade away. It is a temporary mural with a positive and permanent message. For Lori, her artwork is not only her passion but also her voice. She is driven to inspire people to recognize that no matter what, there is always something about them extraordinary and worth noticing. As a teenager Lori’s life was greatly affected when a teacher nominated her for The National Honor Society and let her read the nomination letter. The small act of someone taking notice had a great impact on her life. “Most girls and women compare themselves to unrealistic norms society has put into place. We strive for perfection, and live in a constant state of I’m not good enough”, says Pratico. Girl Noticed reminds us to pause, acknowledge and appreciate others and ourselves.
Monday, March 9th 2020 - Tuesday. March 31st 2020
Thursday, March 12th 2020,
Call Open: Wednesday, January 15th 2020 - Sunday, February 9th 2020
Notifications (by email): By 5pm, Friday February 21st, 2020
Accepted works arrive by: March 3rd, 2020
Submission fee: $35.00 for up to 3 works
What can you learn from this?
These cartoons without voice actors are the ones that speak the most.😮
Me seconds into the movie: "I hate this guy."
Me seconds before the movie ends: "I love this guy."
Bollywood and Nollywood collide in a tale of a big fat Indian-Nigerian wedding
Two of the world's biggest movie industries, Bollywood and Nollywood have joined forces to produce a new movie about an inter-cultural love story.
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.
International Experience - USA
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We ARE GROWING!!
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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.
This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish
According to Business Insider tabulations of individual-level census data, German, French, and Vietnamese are common in several states.
How have your cultural experiences in life added value to your personal and professional relationships ?
"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.”
Descendants of two famous court cases to talk racism and reconciliation at Norfolk State on Tuesday
The descendants of plaintiffs and judges in two important Supreme Court cases — Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson — will discuss laws that supported racism and reconciliation during a panel discussion at Norfolk State University on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
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
Don't Duck History
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
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?
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.
Emma Watson launches hotline that provides women legal advice on workplace sexual harassment
"Understanding what your rights are, how you can assert them and the choices you have if you've experienced harassment is such a vital part of creating safe workplaces for everyone."
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.
From the utopian "Yankeedom" to the conservative "Greater Appalachia," looking at these cultures sheds a light on America's political divides.
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...
Major League Baseball (MLB) to Host Several Programs This Winter to Promote Diversity & Inclusion
Major League Baseball will host a selection of activities during the Baseball Winter Meetings designed to continue the considerable cultural growth of diversity and inclusion throughout the sport.
Zippable BILLY Footwear Makes Putting on Shoes Easy for Children with Special Needs
"No more Velcro. No more stuffing your feet into shoes. Step in unobstructed, be empowered, and live your story as it is meant to be told."
As A Native American, Here's What I Want My Fellow Americans To Know About Thanksgiving
Take time during dinner to recognize whose traditional lands you give thanks on.
28 Percent of HIV-Negative Millennials Avoid Hugging People With HIV
A new study shows a shocking amount of ignorance when it comes to young people and HIV.
Arielle Hudson becomes Ole Miss’ first female African-American awarded Rhodes Scholarship
A University of Mississippi senior is the first African American woman from the school to become a Rhodes Scholar.
Diversifying Boards Means Ceding Control—Are White Nonprofit Leaders Ready?
An initiative in Springfield, Illinois seeks to diversify nonprofit boards. An unanswered question remains, though: are white leaders willing to yield power?
The Richest Person In The World Just Gave $98.5 Million To Help The Homeless
This is the second year that Jeff Bezos has given nearly $100 million to fight homelessness in the United States.
A New Starbucks Outlet Just Opened In Penang And It's Run By A Team Of Deaf Employees
It's the fourth Signing Store in the world!
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
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.
Pharrell Williams makes surprise visit to Virginia Beach City Council meeting
The megastar behind the successful debut festival in April who is backing a major development for the old Dome site started out visibly uncomfortable at the podium, at one point putting his hand over his face.
Nurse ‘adopts’ homeless man she just met so he can get a heart transplant
He was her patient for just two days when she stunned him with an offer: He could move in with her and she could look after him.
2019 Honoring Our Military Luncheon
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
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!!!!!
Is this Inclusivity or what?
“There is a fellow introvert on the Sephora customer experience team who deserves A RAISE RIGHT NOW.” — Cami Williams 💛💛💛
Argentina’s next president says he’s “proud” of his fierce drag queen son
Estanislao Fernàndez, who goes by the drag name DYHZY, serves sickening cosplay looks and boasts over 185,000 followers on Instagram.
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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.