Asian American and Pacific Island Month

Posted by Wendy Stanley, LMSW, JD on 5/18/23 8:00 AM

May signifies the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, also known as Golden Spike Day. The Asian American and Pacific Islander communities play an integral role in the American cultural landscape, showcasing their incredible diversity with over 100 languages spoken across 50 different ethnic groups.

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Topics: Diversity Resources

“______ Lives Matter!”

Posted by Joy Barnes Majors, LMSW on 6/29/20 1:22 PM

“______ lives matter!” If you’ve paid attention to anything going on in our world today, you’ve seen this statement. You’ve seen the division. From television to social media to our smart phone and emails, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening in our world. I find it downright insane that we have to remind people in 2020 of whose life matters. These times we’re experiencing aren’t new. We just so happen to live a world that’s so technologically savvy that most people have the ability to film at the drop of a hat. From cellphones to dash cams and beyond, we are able to essentially document the world around us, and while mostly beautiful, we are reminded of the ugly, the terrible, and the downright ignorant. 

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Topics: Gladney Leadership, Faces of Gladney, Diversity Resources

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