Tag: awareness

black history, woodson

The Man Behind Black History Month

2021 marks the 45th annual national celebration of Black History Month in the United States. As we celebrate this historic monthlong observance, it’s the ideal time to look back at how the celebration of Black History began — a legacy that dates back more than 100 years into our past….

Supporting the Emotional and Physical Needs of Women in Uncertain Times: A Panel Discussion With Dr. Robyn Jones and Laura Long

During DiversityInc’s Nov. 4 Women of Color and Their Allies event, Dr. Robyn Jones, senior medical director of women’s health at Johnson & Johnson and Laura Long, Vice President of Operations, Performance and Compliance, National Equity Inclusion and Diversity at Kaiser Permanente discussed the specific life challenges women face in…

domestic, violence, awareness

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month takes place in October to raise awareness about this critical social and public health issue. One out of every four women and one out of every 10 men will experience sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime according to…

Advocates Host Conference on Disability Employment

It is well known in the disability community that it is just harder for us to find jobs. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities in 2018 was 8%, more than double the rate of people without disabilities (3.7%). To ring in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Independence Center…