Gain Perspective from Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
In February 1926 the nation celebrated its first African American History Month formerly known as Negro History Week. The celebration was later expanded for a duration of a month in 1976. This month raises awareness of African American's contributions to civilization and uplifts the impact that the culture has had and continues to have on the country.
There are many opportunities for us to learn more about the incredible African Americans' accomplishments through various educational and enrichment experiences and we invite you to explore these opportunities in this month’s Connection.
As you continue your equity journey, we look forward to you joining us in engaging sessions held virtually on Zoom, safe in person or in a mixture of virtual and in-person settings.
Connect with our team to discuss how we can support you.
Read past issues of the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center of Excellence Connection.
Explore the story one of the many catalytic women of American history, Shirley Chisholm who first made history in 1968 when she became the first Black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress and again in 1972 when she became the first Black woman to run for President.
Experience Enlightening Videos
Discover the personal story of Maryam Elassar, a third grader at Amana Academy, in a TedTalk about how showing kindness led to an understanding of what diversity and inclusion really means. She shares “the way I dress shouldn't matter how people view me in the world. Instead, we should be judged by our actions and character."
Meet the Team
Meet the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center Staff. Learn about the diverse stakeholders from all sectors that help us develop a common understanding of the ever-changing world around us.
Learn More About Cultures in Our Community
Stretch your cultural agility by discovering through the lens of youth about Ramadan, which is observed in March by Muslim cultures worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
Explore Organizations Increasing Equity and Becoming More Inclusive
Learn more about how Make-A-Wish Minnesota staff and board are participating in immersive, hand-on learning experiences that support their journey to be welcoming to all and demonstrate “intentional inclusion” with each other, volunteers and communities they serve.