Although Connecticut’s demographic is predominantly white, non-Hispanic. The concentration of non-white minority groups is segregated to Connecticut’s urban cities, with 87% of the total States non-white ethnic populations living in urban areas. The organization is strongly committed to the community and provides many services for the underserved. The staff are required to participate in yearly competencies regrading cultural competence, but the organization realized that more focus needed to be given to specific education regarding minorities in the community. There is a Cultural Competence Task Force that focuses on way to increase diversity of the staff and continued improvement of cultural competence throughout the organization
I attended LGBT Lobby Day, sponsored by One Colorado, on March 26th at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver. This event focused on four significant bills/actions in the current session that can significantly impact the LGBTQ community both in a positive or negative way. The event was well organized and had a clear outline of its intended goals for the day. I enjoyed learning about the bills and how to appropriate address counterarguments with congress people that have opposing viewpoints. There was a thorough training about the bills and how to effectively lobby.
The rhetorical strategies mentioned organized the evidence of childhood obesity, fused the facts into a sequence, and clustered information for conveying the argument for change. As an organization they created a comprehensive list of information for the purpose of attracting parents and Club staff to join in on the effort. Moreover, it takes an entire organization to make change and not small sectors. The national Boys and Girls Club branch has called for the various club’s encouragement and participation and is now stepping towards organizational strategies. As a non-profit organization the Boys and Girls Club has established guidelines under the Partnership for a Healthier America/Let’s Move program.
Since before World War 1, homosexual pornography has already existed, being filmed to be screened in brothels in Paris (Waugh 1996). Although such a culture was a taboo in those years, gays and lesbians have always been existent in cinema, apart from the heavily censored American cinema during that time. Arroyo also indicated that there is a gay culture. For instance, in The Bling Ring (2013) by Sofia Coppola, the film portrays a young boy who has already acknowledged
In his song, “Don’t Die”, Killer Mike raps “I woke up this morning to a cop with a gun, who told me that he looking for a ni**a on the run” (Charity, Diaz, Drake). Rappers are using their music to speak out about how minorities are treated, specifically blacks. Rap has also had a positive impact because it shows the extent discrimination really goes to. Rappers have been known to address police brutality (Leah). Rappers have
For example he worked closely with the youth in his home country and help build a hospital in his mother's name to improve the health care system and quality of life in the Congo. Mutombo made a lot of money in NBA with a net worth of $75 million dollars and has given a lot of money to charity. Through his humanitarian work he has helped so many low income families and people who were really poor and sick. He always loves improving the Congo community and giving out his time and effort with his heart. Mutombo goes to church regularly on Sundays and worships God.
TOILETS FOR EVERYONE AT LATROBE UNIVERSITY La Trobe University opens gender neutral toilet all over its campuses. In the context of inclusion and acceptance of diversity as a remarkable and irrevocable value of every individual, La Trobe University has introduced 84 gender neutral toilets to be used indistinctly by students and staff around all over the campuses since the past Monday 27th of March. This initiative is framed in the recently launched “Respect campaign” which is promoted among the university community. The Gender Neutral Toilets respond to the discomfort and discrimination manifested by gender nonconforming or transgender members of the community when using toilets, and the possible implications that this actions could have
Dating and relationship based programs focus on helping these groups learn about low –risk dating strategies, identify aspects of health and unhealthy relationships, recognize behaviors of abuse and how to address them (CITE). Twelve of the studies included in this review focused their interventions towards the promotion of healthy relationship skills concerning conflict tactics, aggression, communication and reasoning skills. Nine of the interventions were conducted with mixed-gender participants from high schools, while one intervention, Coaching Boys to Men, was aimed at male high school students (Adler-Baeder, Kerpelman, Schramm, Higginbotham, & Paulk, 2007; Avery-Leaf, Cascardi, O'Leary, & Cano, 1997; Foshee et. al 1998; Gardner, 2005; Gardner, Giese, & Parrot, 2004; Jaycox, 2006; Sanchez-Cesareo, 2002; Miller et al. 2012). An additional intervention, aimed at preventing sexual aggression in college dating relationships among mixed gendered ungraduated students was included in the
This one small action led to the start of the Civil Rights Movement. December 5, 1955 was the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted 381 days. King served as a spokesman for the boycott. Protesters faced harassment, violence, and intimidation, but they endured it and kept going in hope for a brighter future.
Over half a century later, this speech can still be viewed by means of the Internet by people, such as myself. While listening to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, I could not help but picture what it must have been like to be an African American during this time. From the speech, it is easy to gather that African Americans were treated as less than human and were not given the rights that they deserved. I felt empathy towards African American people because they were forced to live in an environment where they were made to feel unwanted.
Founded in 1967, United Way of Regina is dedicated to improving lives and building its community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The organization funds services and programs dealing with issues related to children, poverty and health in Regina. Its current focus is the promotion of learning and development opportunities for children. United Way of Regina raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. It has a call line called 211-Saskatchewan in collaboration with the United Way of Saskatoon and Area to provide information on over 5,000 community, health, and government services in the area.
First, the employees are continuing to experience more value from Vancity through their extensive effort to focus on the workforce. The result can be shown by their awards, including Canada’s top 100 employers, one of Canada’s top 30 greenest employers, and etc. (Schermerhorn & Wright, 2014). Secondly, Vancity’s healthy financial position, allowed them to serve their customers’ financial needs innovatively. For example, it was the first Canadian financial institute to offer mortgages to women and using media to directly market to the gay and lesbian community.
The Arthur R. Baxter YMCA is a non-profit organization that has been bringing about positive change to south-central Indiana for half a century. As a part of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the YMCA of the USA, the Baxter YMCA is a driving force behind the Y’s mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Located on 19 acres of land in Perry Township, the center features a 13,500 square-foot wellness department complete with cardio equipment, free weights, machines, wellness coaches, fitness classes, and personalized training programs. The aquatics department features an 8-lane, 50-meter outdoor pool with a double flume slide and zero depth entry wading pool, as
“The court, like more than 50 others created during the past three years across the nation, specializes in working with troubled veterans to get them counseling, link them to government benefits, help them regain a sense of discipline and camaraderie they had in uniform, and steer them onto a more positive course in life.” said William H. McMichael in his article, “Special Courts Help Vets Regain Discipline”. In McMichael’s article he follows two veterans who were in Russell 's’ Vet Court program. One veteran John Clum was deployed twice, both instances in very dangerous zones with multiple fatalities of close friends. Once back home, Clum faced many demons without help. He began to depend on alcohol, which led to his two DUI’s that landed him in jail where he tried to commit suicide.
You Gotta Believe (YGB) is an organization that tries to find permanent parents and families for young adults, teens and pre-teens who are in the faster care system. Being a one of a kind organization in the New York City Metro area, YGB focuses on finding homes for youth age 10 and up, especially those age 16-21. With more than 400,000 children in the foster care system in the U.S. YGB, believes that every child deserves to be part of a stable and loving family. Adoptive parents receive tremendous support from YGB through classes, group meetings and coaching. YGB provides support before the adoptive process, during the process and after the adoption has been finalized.