Asian American and Pacific Islanders include the entire continent of Asia and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
As a nation, we recognize and celebrate the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US.
In 1990, congress passed Public Law 101-283 to dedicate the month of May to this heritage because:
#Fastest Growing Racial Group
# Anti-Asian Racism
# First Asian American Vice President
During Black History Month, each February, we highlight, celebrate and honor Black achievements that have made a lasting impact on culture and history in the United States. This week take time to spotlight and recognize the contributions and accomplishments of people of color in your organizations. Recognition + Culture + Empathy = Higher retention rates. Read more about the foundation of Black History Month.
Black History Month should not be the only month we focus on Black health and wellness. A year-round awareness of your health care needs is paramount. Put your health and well-being at the top of your list of priorities today, don’t put it off. Encourage one another to get regular check-ups, start an exercise routine and stick with it, get plenty of rest and make healthy food choices. Be your own health advocate!
As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., we remember his vision for a better tomorrow for all people. A tomorrow that embraces diversity in all its form.
The following quotes capture that vision:
“Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.” And again “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
How can I contribute to this vision? #MLKDay2023
Best wishes for a happy & fruitful new year to all our HR professionals!
Let’s continue to work together on embracing & promoting diversity in 2023! #DIVERSITY2023
The Vision of the Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (OCHRS) Diversity Council is to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion by positively influencing our OCHRS members, their companies, and our communities.
The Mission of the Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (OCHRS) Diversity Council is to increase awareness and understanding of all facets of diversity and inclusion by providing education and resources for OCHRS Members. The Diversity Council strives to make a positive difference in our companies and our communities by sharing best practices in diversity management; highlighting significant diversity issues; and providing support and education on matters of diversity and inclusion.
The OCHRS Diversity Council defines diversity as an assortment of traits including, but not limited to, legally protected and unprotected characteristics such as national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures.
We define inclusion as an environment that recognizes each individual employee and strives to connect them to the organization by fostering an environment that promotes diversity throughout all levels of the organization. An inclusive culture empowers individuals to participate in the achievement of organizational goals and to contribute to their full potential.
Please contact us if we can assist with any diversity and inclusion related questions. We look forward to hearing from you!