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Making the outdoors safe for people of color

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Outdoor enthusiasts want people of color to embrace activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and birding — and feel safe while enjoying it all.

Why it matters: A national reckoning has drawn attention to the discrimination some people of color face during a run in the mountains or a walk on a trail. The outdoors can be deadly due to bigotry, not just wildlife, lurking in the woods. READ MORE AT AXIOS

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The greaser. The hot tamale. The gangster. The maid. The narco. These and other stereotypes are how Hollywood has traditionally portrayed Latinos for over a century. Even as they have become America’s largest minority, and as their box-office clout has increased, tired tropes continue. READ MORE AT LOS ANGELES TIMES

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Are Your Company’s D&I Efforts Shallow?

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Executives assess demographic data about their company and make decisions about their D&I success by comparing it to a benchmark. If the numbers are low, they seek to “solve” the problem via talent acquisition or by fast-tracking promotions. This may boost their demographic figures temporarily, but the improvement typically doesn’t last. READ MORE AT HBR

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Racial and ethnic groups, as well as industry sectors, define the workplace's current D&I perception, a challenge because white voices dominate 60% of the U.S. workforce. The latest GER report stated it found "strong evidence that workers from different racial and ethnic groups disagree about the current state of workplace D&I at their companies." READ MORE AT TECHREPUBLIC

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Diversity and inclusion in the work place

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When the Black Lives Matter movement gained mainstream traction last year after the murder of George Floyd, many people engaged with the importance of being actively anti-racist and committing to being an ally in every part of life. This includes the workplace where pushing for diversity and inclusion is particularly important. READ MORE AT STYLIST

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A lot matters when it comes to DEI work

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For many companies and organizations, the past year has provoked critical conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspired many to take necessary steps to address systemic racism. While the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has been advocating for racial equity for over 80 years, we too have been on our own DEI journey over the past year. With nearly 90% of our youth identifying as African American or Latinx and the large majority of our employees coming from racially diverse backgrounds, this past year has been a deeply introspective period for our organization. READ MORE AT SAPORTAREPORT

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What's To Come In 2021 For DEI

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In response to this deeply charged and meaningful moment in our history, many companies and industry leaders felt pressure to make public their commitment to rectifying institutional bias within their own homes. Many issued statements and launched initiatives to combat discrimination and cultural bias.

Along with this social and institutional reckoning has certainly come a lot of progress when it comes to DEI, but many feel that there is much farther to go. READ MORE AT FORBES

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Many organizations recently have looked to apply diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in their workplace. While diversity and inclusion in technology involves developing and nurturing these practices internally, companies should also consider the diversity of the people who use their products. READ MORE AT THE SERVER SIDE

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Companies that want to provide customers with the best possible product or service -- and improve their bottom line -- need to recognize the diversity of those customers and employ people who reflect similar demographics.

Meet customers where they are.

Recognize that your entire customer base does not think or act in lockstep. Learn more about them to gauge how you can better meet their needs, Crichlow said. Encompassing inclusivity in your products or services can broaden your market, too. READ MORE AT SMARTBRIEF

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The concept of diversity and inclusion (D&I) has continued to gain traction in corporate circles in recent years, as business leaders are beginning to see the untapped benefits to corporate culture and business success. When employees who differ in a lot of ways from their colleagues feel that their presence in an organization is valued and respected, they flourish, and the company, in turn, benefits from their unique ideas and skills. However, not many employers have realized this potential. READ MORE AT CORPORATE WELLNESS MAGAZINE

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Who are the best CEOs for minority workers

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Incidents of workplace bias aren't hard to come by.

Every year, thousands of workers file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – the agency created to eradicate discrimination on the job and investigate workers’ grievances. And high-profile cases abound of employees filing lawsuits against companies citing unfair and unequal treatment.

As minorities, allies and bottom-line focused execs work to diversify organizations that have failed to welcome and support all workers, it's important to spotlight the companies that seem to be getting it right. READ MORE AT USA TODAY

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Dozens of advertisements removed from Facebook for being political ahead of the November midterm elections did not appear to express any political view, a USA TODAY analysis showed. The Facebook ads from businesses, universities, nonprofits and other organizations did seem to have something in common: They mentioned "African-American," "Latino," "Hispanic," "Mexican," "women," "LGBT" or were written in Spanish. READ MORE AT USA TODAY

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Why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech

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Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies' efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year.

That's the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll that explored the reasons people leave tech companies. READ MORE AT USA TODAY

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Contact: Tiarra Earls
Email: tjayee@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 916-533-2874

 

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2017

Noted Author Elsie Guerrero Releases New Children’s Books to Promote Disability Awareness & Inclusion

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Washington, D.C. – Children’s author and disability rights advocate Elsie Guerrero has released various books aimed at promoting disability awareness and inclusion. Her two newest titles, “Dancing Luna” and “I Am Unique,” takes on disability issues and translates them into easy-to-understand concepts to which children can relate. Elsie’s Hispanic heritage and background working with children with physical and mental disabilities (specifically children with autism) while witnessing the social difficulties these children often experience on the playground, have inspired her to promote inclusion by writing books specifically for children.

“My ultimate goal with writing children’s books is to spread awareness and promote inclusion,” she said. “I also believe that there are not enough books related to children with special needs or Latino issues. I thinks education in awareness at this level will greatly contribute to a culture of appreciation for those who are unique.”

Most of Elsie’s books focus on removing the negative stigma associated with having a disability while promoting the positive elements instead. In “I Am Unique,” a girl born with cerebral palsy is routinely ostracized and teased at school. She then learns to embrace her disability, thanks to a wonderful family support system.

Elsie says she never intended to be an author, and instead fell into the role.

“It was not a career goal or something I saw myself doing in my future, but after resigning my job working with autistic children to work at a law firm, I began to miss them,” she said.  “I would think about the children I used to work with and how much they made me laugh. There was never a dull moment working with autistic children.”

Elsie’s first published book, “How Emily & Eli Became Friends” is about the characteristics of a child who has autism.

You can find and purchase these titles online at Goodreads.com.

About Elsie Guerrero

Elsie Guerrero currently works as a Bilingual ABA Therapist with The Sparks Group, LLC where she routinely serves and represents Latino children with special needs. She holds a Bachelor's in Government from California State University, Sacramento, an Executive Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University and Master of Public Affairs and Practical Politics from the University of San Francisco. She is also the founder of Advancing Latinas into Leadership (ALL), a mentorship program designed to help young Latinas with college preparedness, self-empowerment and professional development. 

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Dear all:

Launching a project in Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) that may be of interest to some of you:
An inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil.

This Braille print creates a new whole experienced for the children, visually impaired or not because allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!


The collection is called Adélia Cozinheira (Spanish - Adelia Cocinera) and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Colombia and Argentina with Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and the american hispanic market.
A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.


Access the project at: https://www.catarse.me/adeliacozinheira/
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)


Portuguese Article in Draft Project: http://projetodraft.com/imagine-criar-livros-com-sistema-braile-com-texturas-aromas-e-sensacoes-este-e-o-proposito-da-wg/


Spanish article at:
http://formaciongrafica.net/magazine/la-columna-de/marcio-dupont/diseno-editorial-inclusivo

English Post at: https://designresearchportal.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/inclusive-childrens-book-support-us/

Thanks in advance for your support and sharing!

By the way, I´m mexican living in São Paulo, Brasil looking for design jobs at the USA.

My LinkedIn at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marciodupont/

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