City Council taking steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the FDNY

NEW YORK - City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams announced a package of bills that would improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the FDNY. The bills would hold the department accountable. "The lack of diversity within the department isn't new, but it is persistent. And this council remains committed to efforts that ensure progress in a diverse FDNY," Adams said. The legislation would require the FDNY to develop a plan to diversify firehouses, and also increase transparency with public reports. 
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Hundreds celebrate diversity at Perry International Festival

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Hundreds of locals celebrated diversity Saturday at the Perry International Festival. The free event covered more than two blocks where attendees could roam from dining, to shopping, to dancing. The festival promoted the preservation of heritage and tradition through cultural entertainment and education. From a whole...
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Maha Younes leads UNK in embracing diversity

KEARNEY — Diversity isn’t just black and white. It’s also gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religious groups, spiritual beliefs, veteran status, athletic abilities, nationality, physical and mental disabilities and more. Maha Younes personifies diversity. She’s an Arab Christian who lived her first 18 years in Israel. She’s a wife,...

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Cornerstone of HFPA, Says Helen Hoehne

Next year’s Golden Globes promises to be a major relaunch for the troubled awards show as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) continues to seek ways to reinvent the event, according to president Helen Hoehne. Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday, Hoehne listed the changes the HFPA has undertaken to address the criticisms that led to a major industry boycott of the show this year. The HFPA has over the past year “made diversity, equity and inclusion really the cornerstone of our organization. We changed our governance because, as you know, a lot of the award shows are under fire,...

International Potluck brings diverse communities together

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — United by food, diverse cultures integrate with one another at an international potluck event in Moorhead. Cultural Diversity Resources, a non-profit based in downtown Fargo, hosted the event at MB Johnson Park as part of this year’s Welcoming Week. Their mission is to serve...

Delaware County Creates Commission to Address Immigrant Needs

A sign of Delaware County diversity at Upper Darby's International Festival. Delaware County is turning its attention to the needs of immigrant communities with the creation of a Delaware County Commission for Immigrant Affairs. A resolution establishing the new commission was unanimously approved Sept. 21 by Delaware County Council. “The...