A CONSULTING FIRM DEDICATED TO DIVERSIFYING THE WORKFORCE THROUGH STRATEGIC, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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Race in the Adirondacks: What’s behind NY’s effort to make the region welcoming to all
September 3, 2020
Tourism is a $1.5 billion industry in the Adirondacks, with many residents in the park dependent on the dollars spent by visitors for their livelihoods. But the region’s residents and those who visit are predominantly white, while the state’s population is growing more diverse every day. And that has leaders in the Adirondacks and its tourism industry wondering about the future and suggesting that to thrive, the region needs to be more welcoming to minorities -- both to visitors and to prospective residents.
Long lines and malfunctioning voting machines in Georgia's primary election renewed conversations about voting rights, especially those for disenfranchised voters. The New York Times called the issues a "full-scale meltdown of new voting systems." Those systems were put in place after claims of voter suppression in 2018.
Discussions about voter suppression are happening throughout the country, with concerns about what could happen in November. This hour, we're joined by RIT professor Donathan Brown to discuss voting rights and policies. His research focuses on race and public policy, and he's the co-author of "Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color." He helps us understand voting issues throughout the country, both past and present.
Earth Day is an annual reminder to cherish and protect the natural wonders of this planet but sadly some people don’t get to enjoy areas like the Adirondack Park. We’ll hear from the co-founders of Adirondack Diversity Solutions, Dr. Donathan Brown and Cindy Rodriguez, on the work they are doing to ensure people of all backgrounds feel welcomed when exploring New York’s Adirondacks.
NYS budget includes $250,000 for Adirondack North Country Association Diversity Initiative. Read the full press release here!
May 3, 2018
by TIM WILLIAMS
Several incidents involving white racial bias against black men and women in the Adirondacks are raising alarm bells. One organization pushing the state to do more is the Adirondack Council. Listen to the full audio here.
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Being Black in the Adirondacks: Why the drive to boost diversity is complex, and personal
August 18, 2020
How activists are fighting for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Adirondacks.
State Agencies Advance Efforts to Address Environmental Justice and Support Disadvantaged Communities
June 23, 2020
DEC Announces Appointments to Climate Justice Working Group to Guide Just Implementation of New York's Landmark Climate Law. The Climate Justice Working Group is comprised of representatives from Environmental Justice communities statewide, including three members from New York City communities, three members from rural communities, and three members from urban communities in upstate New York, as well as representatives from the State Departments of Environmental Conservation, Health, Labor, and NYSERDA.
Adirondack Diversity Solutions to Participate in the 4th Annual Travel Unity Summit
September 26, 2018
In anticipation of its 4th annual Travel Unity Summit, Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing diversity in the travel space, is pleased to announce the participation of Adirondack Diversity Solutions....read more.
Teaching Inclusion in New York's Tourism Sector
CAPITAL TONIGHT w/Liz Benjamin
May 2, 2018
The Adirondack Council and the group Adirondack Diversity Solutions are calling on Governor Cuomo to require all state employees and state contractors to undergo similar inclusion training. Joining us to talk more about what is going on are John Sheehan from the Adirondack Council and Dr. Donathan Brown, founder of Adirondack Diversity Solutions. Watch the clip.