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April is Celebrating Diversity Month!
LaJeune Adams

By: LaJeune Adams on April 4th, 2024

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April is Celebrating Diversity Month!

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity encompasses a wide range of attributes, from race, gender, and age, to socio-economic background, language, sexual orientation, religion and abilities. Diversity acknowledges and values the unique identities and experiences that individuals bring to the collective whole, within their families, communities and work locations.

Celebrating what makes us all different and unique is about understanding each other on a grander scale and celebrating our uniqueness. It is about the positive impact that diversity has within our families and our communities as we move towards the goal of everyone feeling that they belong. It is ensuring there is space where differences are acknowledged, tolerated, accepted and encouraged. Celebrating diversity is a reminder to promote inclusivity, acceptance and respect.

This month’s blog is dedicated to sharing the importance of offering everyone the opportunity to see that unity and diversity are intertwined, and we are all richer as we experience our uniqueness.

A few ways to celebrate diversity this month:

Engage in Cultural Exchanges and Conversations

Cultural exchanges and open conversations are powerful tools for promoting diversity. Participate in cultural events or festivals, perhaps start a diversity-themed book club.

Explore Multicultural Films, Literature, and Art

Enjoy the rich world of multicultural films, literature, and art as another powerful way to celebrate diversity. These artistic forms offer unique insights into different cultures.

Indulge in Cultural Cuisine and Music

Exploring diverse cuisines and music genres in your community can be a fun and educational way to participate in Celebrate Diversity Month! Perhaps try a new cultural dish if offered, at your favorite eatery.

Support and Promote Diversity in Business

Diverse Business Owners Group

Supporting businesses owned by individuals from diverse backgrounds aids in promoting economic equality and fostering an inclusive society. What independent businesses are in your area that offer unique and diverse items?

Expand Knowledge through Online Courses and Learning Opportunities

Take advantage of online courses that expand your knowledge about different cultures.

Celebrate and Participate in Cultural Exhibits and Performances

Participate in both virtual and physical cultural exhibits and performances during Celebrate Diversity Month and throughout the year.

Learn New Languages

Learn a new language. By doing so, open doors to different cultures and find appreciation for other’s traditions and values. Online platforms like Babbel offer interactive courses that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time! Maybe learn sign language as an additional form of communication.  

Volunteer and Support Nonprofit Organizations for Cultural Causes

Look to support nonprofits that work for cultural preservation and promotion. These organizations safeguard diverse cultural identities, traditions, and artistic expressions that may otherwise be lost.

As we enter into Spring, enjoying the beautiful change in weather; where everything begins to come alive and bloom; you are encouraged to enjoy different festivals, museums, music, food, dance; all of the vibrancies that show our diversity while embracing the unity in enjoying these activities - together.    

Let’s embrace the co-existence of love, peace, honor and respect for everyone. Enjoy celebrating Cultural Diversity this month!

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About LaJeune Adams

PSL’s Cultures and Values give assurance of our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, through ensuring that all stakeholders feel that they belong. By lifting up voices and people, we will create an organization where all stakeholders feel that they are of value. As part of this commitment PSL formed Culture Champions within each community and location within the organization. Culture Champions are PSL representatives empowered with leading the movement of living and teaching our values while embracing DEI initiatives and encouraging others to do the same. As the Corporate Director of Education and Development and DEI Officer, LaJeune Adams is one of the PSL leaders that supports and works directly with the Culture Champions. LaJeune has worked with Presbyterian Senior Living for over 16 years in the roles of Human Resources Manager and Area Human Resources Director prior to her current role.