HR Diversity Council

Culture & Observances

Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling:
APRIL
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • April 14: Ram Navani (Hindu)
  • April 14: Palm Sunday (Christian)
  • April 14: Vaisakhi (Sikh)
  • April 19: Good Friday (Christian)
  • April 19-27: Passover (Jewish)
  • April20: Lailat al Bara'a (Islamic)
  • April 21: Easter (Christian)
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 28: Eastern Orthodox Easter
MAY
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
  • May 5 - June 4: Ramadan (Islamic)
  • May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development (UN)
  • May 27: Memorial Day (USA)
  • May 31: Laylat al-Qadr (Islamic)
 
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Food for Thought

Are responsibilities spread evenly across your organization?

"...It is easy to fall into the trap of assigning more responsibilities and giving more visibility to those who are comfortable asking for it. Those who don’t feel they belong may be less likely to ask to do something, but equally likely to get it done if given the chance. Check that you are not inadvertently supporting this form of self-perpetuating bias."
 
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Save the Date! June 11, 2019

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE SUMMIT
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, ILR KING-SHAW CONFERENCE CENTER

This one-day event will provide an opportunity for the campus community to get together to share initiatives and projects, and explore new ways to engage and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Participants will hear from speakers who have successfully led efforts to make units, schools, and mindsets more inclusive at Cornell. Workshop-style sessions will explore practical actions and strategies. Clear this date on your calendar and watch for registration details coming soon!

CHECK OUT MORE DIVERSITY EVENTS AT EVENTS.CORNELL.EDU
 
 
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Learning Opportunities

TRANSGENDER INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
Thursday, May 2, 9 - 11:00 am, Physical Sciences Building, Room 401
This workshop will briefly provide an overview on transgender identity with a focus on how to support transgender colleagues in the workplace here at Cornell. Coffee and tea will be provided.

VALUING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (HR 2017)
Wednesday, May 29, 9 - 4:00 pm, 345 East Hill Plaza
Increase awareness, gain an overview of compliance based programs, and learn to use concepts and models as tools to help navigate the challenges of creating a climate of inclusion. $75


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Do you have an article, suggestion, or idea about diversity and inclusion you'd like to share with Cornell's HR community?

Email the HR Diversity Council!