Celebrating the Many Cultural Backgrounds in Our Company

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month

#AcmeCelebratesOurManyCultures

 

The

Charities

Our mission is to be a catalyst for lasting cultural, institutional and social change to improve the lives of Hmong women.  We envision a world where Hmong women and girls are valued and supported to achieve their highest potential in all of their roles. We see a society that honors the choices that Hmong women make and celebrates their ability to direct their own destinies.

WellShare envisions communities with equitable access to health care and resources where ALL people live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our community health workers increase health literacy and effective use of health services by people faced with the challenges of immigration and poverty. We do this in partnership with the diverse communities we serve. We recognize that health is not only the result of personal choice, but is impacted by access to housing, fair wages, and quality education. 

 

The

Charity Fair

October 15th

1:00 - 3:00pm

Atrium of the Building

 

Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities. 

You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.

 

We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.

 

Popcorn will be served!

 

Volunteer Event

Date: ____

Time: ____

Atrium of the Building

 

We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair. 

 

We will be creating cards of gratitude for supporters of the charities involved in this program.

 

 

Fundraising Activities

Casual for a Cause

Every day in this Month

$3 per day

See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket.  Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:

  • sports jersey

  • sports hat

  • jeans or shorts

Silent Auction

Week of ___

Times: ___

Cafe

 

Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off. 

 

A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.

Chili Cook-off

Date: ___

Time: ___

Cafe

 

This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us!  Come hungry and ready for some good food!

$10 per bottomless tasting bowl

 

Informational Webinars

Bias & Religion from a Muslim Experience

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Minnesota’s multicultural background brings people of a variety of ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious experiences together. Misinformation and a lack of understanding of these different groups can nurture implicit biases in all of us. Among the different religious groups, Muslims are one of the most misrepresented due to misunderstandings about Islam and the range of ethnic cultures that Muslims originate from. This webinar will help identify and break down our implicit biases by dispelling the myths about the religion, the people, and the practices of your Muslim neighbors and co-workers.

Disparity in Employment

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Why is it difficult to close Minnesota’s economic disparity gap? In this webinar participants will gain a high-level overview of trends and reports on Minnesota’s economic disparity gap, insight to barriers that perpetuate the gap through the lens of Hmong women, and steps each participant can take to be part of the solution. 

Implicit & Unconscious Bias

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

How can I address my bias if I don’t know I am doing them? In this webinar participants will gain a high-level understanding of implicit/unconscious bias. In addition, learn best practices in reducing bias in order to create effective teams and an inclusive culture. Presenter will draw from her experience as a refugee turn VP of community relations for a fortune 500 company.

Juggling Cultural Norms in the Workplace (through the lens of Hmong Women)

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Through a series of questions of common scenarios in the workplace, participants will gain insight to what co-workers who juggle multiple cultural identities such as Hmong women have to consider before taking action. From handshakes, idioms, to small talk and volunteering, things that seem universal are actually not.

Know Your Muslim Coworker

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Minnesota’s multicultural background brings people of many ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious experiences together. Among them, Muslims are often misrepresented due to misunderstandings about Islam, its diversity, and the many ethnic cultures that Muslims originate from. This presentation will dispel the myths about the religion, the people, and the practices of your Muslim co-workers.

My Journey to America

October 16th

6:00 pm

Register

Health and immigration experiences are significant predictors of an individual’s or communities’ economic stability. Many immigrants and refugees that arrive in America face discrimination by race and socio-cultural factors like language, way of dress or religion—affecting their access to appropriate services. Follow the stories of a few of these individuals and their journeys to America.

See Beyond My Resume and Asian name

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Did you know that by 2040, the number will increase to 40%? With a population of 66,000, the Hmong community is among one of the largest ethnic populations in MN. During this webinar, participants will learn about extraordinary courage through readings from Staring Down the Tiger, Stories of Hmong Women. In addition, participants will learn what they can do to "see" more.

 

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