Today's Date: April 22, 2021
Jim Corrigan Named Chief Executive Officer of ConnectiveRx   •   MONAT Recognized as a Top Direct Selling Company and Best Place to Work by Direct Selling News   •   Indigenous Healing Festival Scheduled as Virtual Event May 8-9   •   Oath Announces $2 Million in Seed Funding to Reinvent Healthcare Experience Starting With Motherhood   •   TORTIYAHS!® Brand Ushers in Cinco De Mayo With Promotions & Sweepstakes!   •   Lower Black Infant Mortality Rates in Los Angeles is Goal Of New Health Net-Funded Grant for Cherished Futures   •   Craig Newmark Philanthropies Invests in Anti-Hunger Organization Amid Worsening Hunger Crisis for Veterans, Military Families   •   StandDesk Launches StandDesk for Business   •   Scrub Daddy Announces Their Recycling Rewards Program   •   St. Jude EPIC Challenge blasts off, inspiring students to reach for the stars to help others   •   GE Appliances Marks Earth Day 2021 By Joining UN Global Compact   •   ESSENCE Announces Presenters for 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Airing Thursday, April 22nd, at 7 pm (ET)   •   Survey: Majority of U.S. Teens Don't Believe Everyone is Presented with "A Level Playing Field" When It Comes to Financial Oppor   •   ChenMed Executes Contracts for 18 of 26 New Medical Centers Opening in 2021   •   Median Texas home price up 13.4% during first quarter of 2021   •   Veritas Announces Launch of EduSafe Pooled PCR Testing with Automatic Follow-Up For K-12 Schools, Childcare Centers and Summer C   •   This Earth Day, No Evil Foods Wants You to Fight Racism by Cutting Out Plastic   •   A New Perspective on Female Leadership from 22 Executives & Entrepreneurs   •   Canadian Paralympic Committee to host refreshed, virtual Paralympian Search for women   •   CNote Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary, Thousands of Jobs Created in Underserved Communities
Bookmark and Share

Atlanta Hosts Shirley Sherrod At Diversity Dialogue

ATLANTA - The American Institute for Managing Diversity will host a distinguished dialogue with Mrs. Shirley Sherrod and Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. The situation with Mrs. Shirley Sherrod and the United states Department of Agriculture which occurred earlier this year shows that there is much “unfinished business” that has yet to be resolved on our diversity journey. There is a need for more productive and illuminating dialogue of these sensitive, critical issues in our society. Managing diversity (i.e., making a quality decision in the midst of differences and similarities and their accompanying tensions and complexities) is an ongoing effort that requires awareness, skill and practice.

Thomas, president of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting and Training and Sherrod, the former USDA executive who was fired from her post when an edited video depicting her with negative racial views was distributed to media outlets, will have moderators Jovita Moore from WSB-TV, Channel 2, and Denis O'Hayer from National Public Radio (NPR) explore beyond the headlines and expose guests to the insights and lessons individuals, companies, federal agencies and countries can learn from Sherrod’s eggshell situation.

The evening dialog will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2010 with a pre-event private reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and the general dialogue from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Emory University Law School, Tull Auditorium. The event will include a private reception with Shirley Sherrod and book signing by AIMD founder, Dr. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., a noted diversity management pioneer and author of seven books, of which his latest is, “World Class Diversity Management: A Strategic Approach”. 


Honorary Host Committee Chairs:
The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
Xernona Clayton, Founder, President, CEO, Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Executive Producer of the Foundation's Trumpet Awards
John Lewis, US Congressman, Georgia
Dr. Gerald L. Durley, Sr. Pastor, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Diversity Leadership Academy of Atlanta, Class of 2002
Ken Lee, National President of the Organization for Chinese Americans (OCA), Washington, DC


About AIMD:
The American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc. is one of the nation’s foremost leading nonprofit think tanks dedicated to the advancement of diversity management. Through research, education and public outreach, AIMD advances diversity thought leadership. Founded in 1984 by Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., AIMD has educated both the public and the business community about the power and the potential of diversity management for over two decades. AIMD launched the Diversity Leadership Academy®, a community-based leadership development program in diversity management, in 2001 to help strengthen communities. DLA programs are currently being replicated in communities across the country.


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, , RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, culture

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News