I hope that you're all well and have had a good month.
I don't know how you feel but it seems that June really has been a 'blink and you'll miss it' kind of month...and that includes the mini heatwave.
June is LGBTQ Awareness month, which like all awareness months, serves to highlight the ongoing issues related to the specific group as well as celebrate the accomplishments, the one thing that is clear is that there is always more to be done to make a more equitable society.
On another note, one thing that is increasingly being talked about is how organisations can positively manage the changing expectations of their employees, as we start to return to some semblance of normality. Of course the new normal requires employers to manage employee wellbeing while at the same time trying to adapt their organisations to hybrid working patterns: no easy task and each sector has specific challenges.
It seems that however you look at it, there won't be any smooth sailing in the short or even medium term.
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Denise Rabor, IEDP Chair
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How can we tackle the crisis of LGBTQ+ homelessness? | RSA Replay
Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within families and within communities drives thousands of young people into homelessness. In the US, studies show that LGBTQ+ youths make up 40% of the nation’s total homeless youth population, despite LGBTQ+ youth comprising merely 5% of the overall youth population
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There’s a lot of conversations happening around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But many organizations don’t fully understand the dynamics at play or how to address them, let alone make them better.
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During the first year of the pandemic, more than 3,600 health care workers died in the United States, according to the ongoing study, “Lost on the frontline,” by Kaiser Health News and the Guardian newspaper.
The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) specialist training team would like to invite you to attend our ‘Bite Size Training Sessions’ which will be held throughout 2021 on a variety of subjects related to supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse. All training sessions are 2-hour interactive on-line sessions via Zoom.
Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
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