Gain Perspective from Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
April is Celebrate Diversity Month, a celebration that began in 2004 to recognize and honor diversity in our lives. The hope is that all of us take the time to gain a deeper understanding of each other.
In our equity journeys, we take the time to learn more about all dimensions of equity and how through our education, enrichment and experiences we can learn more about how to create inclusive safe spaces where all truly feel they belong.
When everyone can feel a real sense of belonging in our workplaces and communities, real systemic change and transformation happens. People feel accepted, valued and understood. Now more than ever the feeling of security and support that comes with belonging is vital.
Whether it is the Equity Leadership Institute, Transformational Workplace Culture series, custom training, free online classes or more, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center is here for you to intentionally engage in thought-provoking experiences and resources that will expand your knowledge and skills. We hope you will join us as you continue your equity journey.
Connect with our team to discuss how we can support you.
Read past issues of the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center of Excellence Connection.
Read Noteworthy Books
Explore Diversity Awareness Month with readings that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion including Belonging: The key to transforming and maintaining diversity, inclusion, and equity at work by S. Unerman, K. Jacob, and M. Edwards. Plus, check out Twin Cities’ local Black, woman-owned bookstore Black Garnet.
Experience Enlightening Videos
Recognize the Day of Silence by watching GLSEN's Day of Silence webinar to learn more about what the LGBTQIA community experiences daily.
Strengthen Our Community Together
With your support, the Y is making an impact right now for you and your neighbors. See the many ways in which we are making a difference.
Recognize Earth Day and advance equity in climate justice by learning more about Minneapolis Foundation's Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund and finding out how you can support Minneapolis' strategic racial equity plan.
Explore Organizations Increasing Equity and Becoming More Inclusive
Learn more about how the Northfield YMCA jumpstarted their equity journey with a process to identify areas of greatest opportunity and created a plan to serve their community better.