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Virtual Art Exhibition ‘Art Reunited’ Featuring Artists From the Whole World

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ICDO's virtual art exhibition 'Art Reunited' will be exhibited online from September 15-October 15 2020, featuring artworks from renowned artists from every corner of the planet.

Opening of the Long Nights of Interculturality 2020

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ICDO opened the third edition of the Long Nights of Interculturality, public annual festival under UNESCO patronage, inviting the audience from all over the world to join in celebration of diversity and interculturality online.

The Long Nights of Interculturality 2020

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The third edition of the event hosted by ICDO under UNESCO patronage brings together the whole new virtual experience through panel discussions, art exhibitions, films, motivational videos and much more

Infobip Leadership Summit

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On the 7th of July 2020, as part of the Infobip Leadership Summit ICDO President Ms. Josipa Palac hosted a virtual panel discussion ‘Social Impact of ICDO’s Social Development Projects Worldwide’.

ICDO Donated a Medical Bed to the Pediatric Department of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases ‘Dr. Fran Mihaljević’ in Zagreb, Croatia

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In March 2020, the International Organization for Cultural Diversity (ICDO) organized the Zagreb Earthquake COVID-19 Relief Fund for the most vulnerable affected by a series of catastrophic earthquakes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Environment Day Facebook Live Event with the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo)

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On the 5th of June 2020, ICDO president Josipa Palac was part of the virtual panel discussion “Dia Mundial del Medio Ambiente: The World Environment Day” hosted by the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo) in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Required medical equipment and adequate health measurements are needed to help indigenous communities fight Coronavirus

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ICDO organized #MayaVoice Mexico healthcare Relief COVID-19 in order to establish short and long-term help and support for indigenous Maya people in Mexico.

Media Diversity Distinctions

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ICDO President Josipa Palac and ICDO Advisor and professor Dr. Anthony Löwstedt had their research paper “Media and Other Biocultural Diversities” published as the first chapter in an Innsbruck University Press volume

First phase of ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ closes with Gala Dinner at Casa Xixim

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One the 26th of January 2020, ICDO hosted Gala Dinner in Casa Xixim in Tulum, as part of the first phase of the Maya Voice project in Mexico

Maya community members share opinions on important topics in more than 80 interviews with ICDO team members

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During the first phase of the Maya Voice project, ICDO team has conducted more than 80 interviews with participants from more than 20 different indigenous Maya communities in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

ICDO and UIMQRoo sign memorandum of cooperation on ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’

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ICDO President Josipa Palac, ICDO Treasury Toni Pehar and UIMQRoo rector Rafael Pantoja Sanchez signed the official memorandum for the cooperation on 'Kalan Je La'an: Following the Maya Voice project.

Mayor of Playa del Carmen and ICDO announce cooperation on ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ project

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On the 15th of January, the Mayor of Playa del Carmen, Mrs. Laura Beristain Navarrete, officially announced the cooperation with ICDO on ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ project.

ICDO and Obagi team up to champion diversity through #SKINCLUSION Initiative

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On May 8th, 2019, ICDO in a partnership with OBAGI Medical and Project Implicit- Harvard Study and Hollywood and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas launched the SKINCLUSION Global Initiative.

#SKINCLUSION Initiative: One Year Later Supporting ICDO’s Worldwide Projects to Promote Inclusion and Diversity

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It is one year since the International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) began its partnership with OBAGI Medical on the Global Initiative #SKINCLUSION with the actor - Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Global Ambassador of the campaign.

Beyond ‘Bridging Diversity: Bosnia and Herzegovina’

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ICDO is proud to announce the completion of three phases of the "Bridging Diversity: Bosnia and Herzegovina" project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

KALAN JE LA’AN: Following the Maya Voice Announcement

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ICDO established a long-term project with underrepresented indigenous Maya communities in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Bridging Diversity: Art & Expression – Young Voices Calling for Interculturality

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ICDO hosted a two-week art exhibition and essay reading at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna with the students from three ethnicities from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ICDO cooperating with UNIDO for 3rd “BRIDGE for Cities”

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ICDO cooperated with UNIDO as an Activity-Level Partner for the United Smart Cities at the 3rd "Bridge for Cities" event at the Vienna International Centre.

Promoting diversity of cultural expressions and creativity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Last fall ICDO gave life to the ambitious project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (more…)

Safeguarding Diversity with ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The opening ceremony of ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue officially kicked off at the Wiener Rathaus with a costume show (more…)

No Home for Hate Conference

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On May 4th, 2018, ICDO partnered with a diverse team of students from the International Webster University in Vienna to host a lecture and panel discussion supporting the “No Home for Hate” campaign.

No Home for Hate Campaign Fights Hate Aimed at Foreign Women

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On May 4th, 2018, ICDO partnered with a diverse team of students from the International Webster University in Vienna to host a lecture and panel discussion supporting the “No Home for Hate” campaign.

ICDO supports Caritas ‘Haus Miriam’ shelter with a visit to Chocolate Museum Vienna

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On 23rd of January, ICDO teamed up with the Chocolate Museum Vienna to offer the women from Haus Miriam Shelter a chance to leave behind their difficult circumstances for a few hours and enjoy a sweet distraction.

Symposium: Music, Diversity, and Diplomacy

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Orchestra Excellence, ICDO - International Cultural Diversity Organization, and EMMA for Peace will hold a symposium featuring speakers who will discuss Music, Diversity, and Diplomacy... (more…)

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Obagi Announces Partnership with Down Syndrome Advocate, Grace Strobel, as new SKINCLUSION Ambassador and Face of New Obagi Clinical Cleanser

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Kosmo: Die “Langen Nächte der Interkulturalität” 2020 als virtuelles Erlebnis

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QUEQUI: Alzan las voz por las comunidades

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Corazon Playense: ONG de Austria presenta instalacion de arte “Siguiendo la voz Maya” en el Teatro de la Ciudad de Playa del Carmen

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UIMQRoo Universidad: Estudiantes de la UIMQRoo presentaran obra concepctual en differentes puntos del estado de Quintana Roo

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La Hornada Maya: 19 proyectos universitarios los beneficiados por PACMyC en QRoo

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Society: Colombia-The Black Line

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La Embajada de Colombia en Austria presenta la exposición La Línea Negra del fotógrafo Jorge Gamboa en Bratislava y Viena

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CISION PR Newswire: Obagi President Jaime Castle Recognized for Excellence in Leading Diversity and Inclusion by International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO); Named for Leadership by PM360’s Imagination Award

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W24: Lange Nächte der Interkulturalität – seit Sonntag steht Wien ganz im Zeichen der kulturellen Vielfalt bei den “Langen Nächten der Interkulturalität”.

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KOSMO: „Die langen Nächte der Interkulturalität 2019“: ICDO feiert kulturelle Vielfalt in Wien

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Embajada de Colombia: La Embajada de Colombia en Austria presenta la exposición “La Línea Negra” del fotógrafo Coque Gamboa

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Azertag: Vyanada mədəniyyət həftəsində Azərbaycanla bağlı mövzular diqqət mərkəzində olub

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Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) Panel Discussion on Women in Leadership Positions, Inclusion and Diversity in Society

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Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan: National culture presented in Vienna

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meinbezirk.at: Wien wird für sechs Tage “Multikulti”

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Tschechisches Zentrum: Show der traditionellen Kostüme | THE LONG NIGHTS OF INTERCULTURALITY 2019

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UsbekistanOnline: The Long Nights of Interculturality

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Forbes: “Priyanka Chopra Wants Everyone To Talk About Diversity “

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilydrewry/2019/05/22/priyanka-chopra-wants-everyone-to-talk-about-diversity/#6727991b5762

People: “Priyanka Chopra Partners With Skin Care Brand Obagi for an Empowering New Campaign”

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http://people.com/style/priyanka-chopra-obagi-skinclusion-campaign/

PEOPLE.com: “Priyanka Chopra Partners With Skin Care Brand Obagi for an Empowering New Campaign”

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https://people.com/style/priyanka-chopra-obagi-skinclusion-campaign/

Allure: “Priyanka Chopra Is the New Face of Obagi Skin Care”

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https://www.allure.com/story/priyanka-chopra-obagi-skin-care-brand-ambassador  

The American Bazaar: “Priyanka Chopra joins global skin care brand Obagi, talks about diversity in beauty”

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https://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2019/05/09/priyanka-chopra-joins-global-skin-care-brand-obagi-talks-about-diversity-in-beauty-437475/

Harper’s Bazaar: “Priyanka Chopra launches new campaign championing skin inclusivity”

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https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/a27428834/priyanka-chopra-launches-new-campaign-championing-skin-inclusivity/

ELLE: “Exclusive: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Is the New Face Obagi Skincare”

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https://www.elle.com/beauty/a27395770/priyanka-chopra-obagi-interview/

Yahoo News: “Priyanka Chopra champions skincare inclusivity with Obagi”

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https://news.yahoo.com/priyanka-chopra-champions-skincare-inclusivity-obagi-075130001.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKBphp94vWFWVJNkuYo6N9NChF4DJWcqaYmRf0sT5_vFMuQKVComEWkv5oSbRH9TPW_D8UzvtJrFah0TA1wiDcFcQ17grVf_LB1StnAMoGZhPpNeF8tcY2-jynvhduTJTFuS4-t3vG2e2agoVtmZq5SjB4jPsf7qwAnKI7py89w6

PR Newswire: “Obagi and Priyanka Chopra Jonas Launch Global SKINCLUSION™ Initiative to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion”

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https://www.prnewswire.com/in/news-releases/obagi-and-priyanka-chopra-jonas-launch-global-skinclusion-tm-initiative-to-celebrate-diversity-and-inclusion-840912860.html

OTS.at: “Obagi® und Priyanka Chopra Jonas starten die globale Initiative SKINCLUSION(TM) zur Förderung von kultureller Vielfalt und Einbeziehung”

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https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190508_OTS0220/obagi-und-priyanka-chopra-jonas-starten-die-globale-initiative-skinclusiontm-zur-foerderung-von-kultureller-vielfalt-und-einbeziehung

LAVANGUARDIA: “COMUNICADO: Obagi® y Priyanka Chopra Jonas lanzan la iniciativa global SKINCLUSION(TM) para celebrar la diversidad y la inclusión”

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https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20190508/462126327583/comunicado-obagi-y-priyanka-chopra-jonas-lanzan-la-iniciativa-global-skinclusiontm-para-celebrar-la-diversidad-y-la-inclusion-1.html

FashionNetwork: “Priyanka Chopra champions skincare inclusivity with Obagi”

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https://ww.fashionnetwork.com/news/Priyanka-Chopra-champions-skincare-inclusivity-with-Obagi,1097131.html

DAYSPA Magazine: “Obagi and Priyanka Chopra Jonas Launch SKINCLUSION”

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https://www.dayspamagazine.com/obagi-priyanka-chopra-launch-skinclusion-initiative/

ICDO, #SKINCLUSION and the revolutionary path we’re on

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By Elena Ruzic Diversity is an intersectional issue, covering multiple areas of society. To champion and safeguard diversity is to amplify the voices of marginalized groups - people excluded because of their differences from what is considered “normal” (ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual and romantic orientation, economic status, etc.). ICDO’s mission is to foster change in the current social landscape, so that we can move towards a diverse and inclusive society. We are part of the #SKINCLUSION campaign because it is a forerunner of that change. By showing via research that…

#SKINCLUSION Initiative: One Year Later Supporting ICDO’s Worldwide Projects to Promote Inclusion and Diversity

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It is one year since the International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) began its partnership with OBAGI Medical on the Global Initiative #SKINCLUSION with the actor - Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Global Ambassador of the campaign.

Grude-Online: “FOTO: Gruđani sudjelovali u Beču na projektu kulturne raznolikosti ICDO-a”

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Vecernji.hr: “U bečkom sjedištu UN-a održana izložba o različitostima u BiH”

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KOSMO: “Junge Stimme aus Bosnien-Herzegowina fordern Interkulturalität”

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Oluja.info: “ICDO – Projekt ‘Premošćivanje Različitosti’ u petak u Grudama”

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Violeta: “Posjeta predstavnika ICDO organizacije Violeti”

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Grude Online: “FOTO: U Grudama održan projekt ICDO-a međunarodne organizacije za kulturnu raznolikost”

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Vecernji: “FOTO: Hercegovci Josipa i Toni na čelu organizacije iz Beča”

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Webster University Vienna: “Alumni Spotlight – Josipa Palac”

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Grude.com: “FOTOREPORTAŽA: Gruđanka i Čitlučanin na čelu organizacije iz Beča! U BiH realizirali fantastičan projekt”

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SOCIETY: “Treffen der Kulturen”

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KOSMO: “DIE LANGE NACHT DES INTERKULTURELLEN DIALOGS – WIEN LEBT KULTUR ZUM 2. MAL!”

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Volksgruppen ORF: “Nacht des interkulturellen Dialogs”

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Wien ORF: “Interkultureller Dialog mit Schokolade”

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Hermann Mueckler: Rückblick auf die ICDO-Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue vom 8.9.2018 auf YouTube

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Ludwig Boltzmann Institute: “Manfred Nowak nominated as the first recipient of the ICDO Excellence Award”

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Wohin Tipp: “Die Lange Nacht des interkulturellen Dialogs”

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Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit: “Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Newsletter Ausgabe Nr. 7”

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Kroatien-Nachrichten: “DIE LANGE NACHT DES INTERKULTURELLEN DIALOGS – WIEN LEBT KULTUR ZUM 2. MAL!”

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Mein Bezirk: “Lange Nacht des Interkulturellen Dialogs”

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Philippine Press: “Engage Culture and Embrace Diversity in ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue”

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Wenedi: “Lange Nacht des interkulturellen Dialogs”

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Wien Event Stadt Findet: “DIE LANGE NACHT DES INTERKULTURELLEN DIALOGS”

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UNISEX:”FREIZEIT-RÜCKBLICK: DIE LANGE NACHT DES INTERKULTURELLEN DIALOGS – Kultur als Vorteil für alle!”

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Fenix Magazin: “Dvoje Hrvata na čelu nove nevladine organizacije ICDO u Beču”

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4Arts: “La forza della musica contro l’oscurantismo”

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Vaaju: “Intercultural dialogue with chocolate”

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Webster University: “Alumni Form Intercultural NGO, Host ‘Cultural Speed Dating and Mashup’ Workshop in Vienna”

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Worldwide News Flash

ICDO brings you all the world wide news on the topics related to Cultural Diversity in the correlation to the society and other aspects we believe matter.

Diversity in Health Care Providers Helps Patients Feel More Included

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Many people take it for granted that when they visit a doctor's office, stop at a pharmacy or go to the dentist, at least some of the staff members will look like them. For some patients, it may not matter ... (more…)

Migrants on the Margins

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Migrants on the Margins, a three-year field research project led by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is attempting to improve our understanding of the experiences of migrants and their access to urban opportunities. By 2050, ... (more…)

How Nigerians took Boko Haram’s victims to their hearts

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People have opened their homes and land to refugees. The rise of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has forced more than 2.6 million people to flee from their homes across Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, (more…)

Diversity fatigue

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Making the most of workplace diversity requires hard work as well as good intentions. RONALD REAGAN once said that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’. (more…)

What Is Diversity Now?

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Ashley Graham sauntered down the runway at Michael Kors on Wednesday, her ultracurvy frame swaddled in silver fox. Days earlier, Jacky O’Shaughnessy, 65, walked at Tome, her silver hair unfussily swept off her face. And at J. Crew, too, among (more…)