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Diversity Moment

From the Board of Director’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expectations

Every month, a Board Member will be tasked with providing additional educational opportunities at the Board meeting by discussing the info they have posted in the Board Forum that highlights a diversity issue (e.g., Ted Talks, books, interviews, resources, data) from our personal experience. 

Diversity speaks to the leadership’s representation within an organization or entity that is representative of the multitude of identities and lived experiences of our society. Diversity is not about meeting a quota and it is about curating a collective of people that can give voice to the nuanced needs and perspectives of all.

These are our stories

  • October Diversity Moment: Steve Ratcliff
    Unlearning Couple Centrism Dan Savage once said that he is generally conservative in that he generally wants couples to stay together. I mirror his words with the couples I have loved, am friends with, or work with in therapy in that I generally want folks to stay together if that is what they want. When I ...
  • September 2021 Diversity Moment Ruby Bouie Johnson LCSW, LCDC
    DIVERSITY MOMENT From Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expectations: Every month, a Board Member is tasked with providing additional educational opportunities at the Board meeting by discussing information that highlights a  Diversity speaks to the leadership’s representation within an organization or entity that is representative of the multitude of identities and lived experiences of our society. Diversity is ...
  • July, 2021 Diversity Moment: SK
    Growing up as a first/second generation North American has come with its challenges. Although she was born in Southeast Asia, my mother was raised here while my father only arrived in North America for their wedding at 30 years of age. The culture clashes in my childhood home were major and inevitable. Fights about what ...