On Wednesday, October 20th Outreach Coordinator, Claudia M. Allen, presented a virtual webinar entitled, “Intersectionality: How Embracing the Complexity of Human Diversity Fosters Equitable Environments.” If you missed this virtual lunch and learn then you definitely want to be sure to check out the replay of this presentation. Claudia speaks on the difference between equity and equality, the origins of intersectionality, and how we can use intersectionality as a tool within our organizations to ensure that the fullness of every person’s humanity is honored. As we close out Global Diversity Awareness Month, we want as many people as possible to know that intersectionality understood leads to equity applied.
A virtual event in honor of International Human Rights Day. Yolanda F. Sonnier, Administrator for the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity, moderates an important conversation with Howard County Health Department's Health Officer, Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County State's Attorney Richard Gibson, and P-FLAG Board Secretary, Kiana Fok. Join us at 12 p.m. as we explore the ways we should reduce inequality and advance human rights here in Howard County, Maryland.
Presented by the Howard County Library System, Howard County Office of the County Executive, Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity, and Nava Be Diné. Featuring: Opening Song-Lance Fisher (Northern Cheyenne) & Shawn Iron Maker (Fort Belknap) Native Kids of HoCo-Galarza Kids (Sioux) Angela Miracle Gladue (Cree)- Hoop Dance Native Kids of HoCo-Auld Brothers (Navajo/Pamunkey) Lance Fisher (Northern Cheyenne) & Shawn Iron Maker (Fort Belknap) Opening Remarks-Tonya Aikens, Ani Begay Auld (Navajo); Angela Cabellon; Dr. Denise Boston, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Navajo) Chris Eaglehawk (Taos Pueblo/Oglala Lakota)-Traditional Dancing Native Kids of HoCo-Eaton Brothers (Navajo) Sonny Elm (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Comanche Nation)-Smoke Dance Karelle Hall (Nanticoke)-Nanticoke Toe Dance Rose Powhatan (Pamunkey)- Storytelling Carole Lindstrom (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)- We Are Water Protectors
On October 11, 2021, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Outreach Coordinator, Claudia M. Allen, and Edgar Silex, celebrated poet and storyteller, shared a lively discussion that explored the differences between Indigenous and Native people, the beauty of Indigenous history, language, and culture, and the importance of connecting to and preserving our ancestral roots.