American Conference on Diversity Pays Tribute to NJ’s Gender-Rights Advocate “Babs” Siperstein

On April 2, the American Conference on Diversity will recognize Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein with the 2015 Advocacy Humanitarian Award during a spectacular 20th Anniversary Statewide Fundraising Gala in West Orange, NJ. Ms. Siperstein is a member of the Executive committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Deputy Vice Chair of the New Jersey Democratic…

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Grammy Award-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Earns Humanitarian Award

The American Conference on Diversity will pay tribute to music legend and New Jersey-native Dionne Warwick during a special 20th Anniversary Statewide Fundraising Gala on April 2 in West Orange, NJ. “Ms. Warwick’s illustrious career in which she broke gender and racial barriers as well as her philanthropic work are extraordinary,” says American Conference on…

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Star-Studded Fundraiser Supports the American Conference on Diversity Youth Leadership Institute

Clockwise from upper right: Dionne Warwick, Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein, Nadine Vogel, Kevin Cummings, Carol Evans The American Conference on Diversity to Honor Dionne Warwick, Kevin Cummings, Carol Evans, Barbra Siperstein & Nadine Vogel at the 2015 State Humanitarian Dinner The American Conference on Diversity will pay tribute to five remarkable leaders during the 2015 Statewide…

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American Conference on Diversity Welcomes New Board of Trustee Members

The American Conference on Diversity announces new Board of Trustee members and appointments. The organization’s Board of Trustees serve as ambassadors to expand the reach and scope of the American Conference on Diversity’s mission for social justice. Committed leadership is essential during an era that demands we pay attention to human relations and its impact…

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America’s Unfinished Business: Inherent Police Bias

By Elizabeth Williams-Riley The sobering statistics in this article along with the legacy of injustice toward Black males and inherent bias by law enforcement contribute strongly to today’s gulf of mistrust between law enforcement and communities. The image of the dangerous and violent Black male is rooted in the desire for freedom during captivity as…

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American Conference on Diversity Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

  With the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the American Conference on Diversity supports reforms that would help end unnecessary police shootings from occurring in the future. The organization would like this tragic incident to increase…

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“Diversity Issues in Higher Education” Conference Tackles Critical Issues for Social Change

“We need a collective understanding of diversity to create actions that positively change our environment,” said Sophie Howlett, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Learning Support and Director of Accreditation and Assessment at Kean University (shown above), during the opening remarks at the Diversity Issues in Higher Education conference on November 14. Titled “The Changing Face…

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NJ’s Premier Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference – Dedicated to the Memory of Rutgers Dr. Clement Price

Note: In honor of the recent loss of Rutgers University Dr. Clement Alexander Price (1945 – 2014), this year’s conference will be dedicated to his legacy. Dr. Price taught history at the Newark campus, where he was a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, and was an American Conference on Diversity 2004 Humanitarian Award honoree. The 14th Annual…

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100+ Future Diversity Leaders Aim to “Change the Game” in the Garden State

“Best week of my life. A new family and a place to call home”…“I’m seriously crying right now – this experience changed my life”…”Can’t wait to make a difference in the world!” Sophomore, junior, and senior high-school students from 20 schools across New Jersey who participated in American Conference on Diversity’s Lead for Diversity (LFD)…

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