Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources Home > Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources A A A DEI Calendar At Heritage Christian Services, we believe that people are entitled to dignity, respect, equity and justice. We champion a society that removes barriers. We are committed to continuing to learn and to change, and invite you to learn with us. Here are some resources that you may find helpful along your journey. DEI Resources According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, implicit bias “suggests that people can act on the basis of prejudice and stereotypes without intending to do so.” In other words, people may make choices and decisions based on deep-rooted feelings that they are unaware they even have. Taking this test from Harvard’s Project Implicit may help you discover some of your own implicit biases. The ProHabits 21-Day Challenge offers tools to help you make racial equity a habit through a series of activities over 21 days. American & Moore also has a 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. The YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County’s Toolkit for Change includes information on identifying, processing, addressing and preventing discrimination. Visit Anti-Racism Daily to sign up to receive a daily anti-racism newsletter. The Guide to Allyship offers resources and tips to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally. The Levine Center to End Hate seeks to unite the greater Rochester community in overcoming hate through education, dialogue and positive action. The Antiracist Style Indicator may be helpful in assessing where you are with dismantling racism in systems and within yourself. LGBTQIA+ Resources glaad PFLAG The Trevor Project Safe Zone Project Human Rights Campaign Out Alliance The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Indigenous Heritage Resources Native American Tribes of New York GANONDAGAN Indigenous Arts of North America | Denver Art Museum Disability Resources The Northeast ADA Center Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Anniversary Job Accommodation Network Inclusive Language Resources Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework Inclusive Language Guide Mental Health Resources National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness- Rochester National Alliance on Mental Illness- Buffalo & Erie County Mental Health Association- Rochester Mental Health Advocates of WNY BIPOC PEEEEEK Ageism Resources Ageism.org – What is Ageism? Leading Age – Ageism Resources World Health Organization – Global Report on Ageism Join the movement to stop Ageism As we work together and build relationships with one another, we can benefit from the perspective and understanding of various cultures and traditions. Although we all see and experience the world differently, sharing things that are important to us can help to build bridges of understanding. With that, we introduce #CultureMatters, a way for people to share about movements, days, celebrations and remembrances that are important to them. Through this, we aim to build an appreciation of cultural diversity and a more just and equitable work environment and community. Below you’ll see a list of days that are currently part of our #CultureMatters educational series and the months in which they typically fall. If you’d like to contribute a time that’s important to you, please click the button below to fill out the form. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com. SUBMIT A DAY THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU JANUARY New Year’s Day Eastern Orthodox Christmas Martin Luther King Day Sixth annual National Day for Racial Healing FEBRUARY Lunar New Year Black History Month MARCH National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Ash Wednesday International Women’s Day Deaf History Month APRIL Arab American Heritage Month Ramadan 4/15 – Good Friday – Easter Sunday 4/15- Passover MAY Mental Health Awareness Month, Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Nurse’s Day Eid-al-Fitr Memorial Day JUNE Pride Month Juneteenth JULY Independence Day Eid-al-Adha Disability Independence Day AUGUST SEPTEMBER Labor Day Direct Support Recognition Week Hispanic Heritage Month Rosh Hashanah OCTOBER National Disability Employment Awareness Month Yom Kippur Sukkot Indigenous Peoples Day International Pronouns Day Diwali NOVEMBER Native American History Month Veterans Day Transgender Day of Remembrance Thanksgiving DECEMBER International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) International Human Rights Day Hanukkah Blue Christmas Christmas Kwanza DEI Calendar Suggestion From Name First Last Email Suggest a dayPlease tell us the date or day of the week your day of significance falls on and include a description of why it is important to you.