Courageous Conversations on Common Ground – Reimaging Human Relations in 2016

Want to deepen your understanding of diversity and inclusion (D&I) work and its intersectionality with social justice? Join us for a weekend of engagement at the Common Ground Institute on Jan. 15 – 17 at Frost Valley YMCA. This inaugural three-day community-building retreat, sponsored in part by L’Oreal USA, is design to support the personal and professional…

The American Conference on Diversity Position Statement on Hate

  The increased mainstreaming of hate in our society is careless and dangerous to millions of people of all races, religions, cultures and abilities. Transgender Equity, Black Lives Matter, Muslims for Peace, Women’s Rights, Fair Wages and the list goes on. Every day new headlines reveal the realities of how important diversity and inclusion are…

NJ Colleges and Universities Tackle Bias, Bigotry and Move from Words to Action

Every year, more than one half million college students are targets of bias-driven slurs or physical assaults. Every day, at least one hate crime occurs on a college campus. Every minute, a college student sees or hears racist remarks or images. The American Conference on Diversity (ACOD) President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley shared these sobering…

“Leaning into Discomfort:” Moorestown Friends School Students Attend ACOD-Facilitated Diversity‬ Workshop

A selected group of 46 Upper School students attended a half-day leadership training workshop facilitated by the American Conference on Diversity (ACOD) on Monday, October 19. ACOD works to provide experiential youth leadership programs that empower individuals and institutions to address issues of bias and discrimination and advocate for meaningful social change in communities. The…

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER

  JOIN the American Conference on Diversity’s volunteer advisory team as we educate and empower leaders to promote respect among all races, religions, and cultures. Did you know that NJ ranks #3 with the most active hate groups in the nation? It’s going to take an unprecedented amount of effort to continue to create more…

NJ Diversity Leaders Unite to Launch the #Change15Coming Movement

Youth, educators & corporate volunteers gathered at the Lead for Diversity Institute to create diversity Action Plans that will impact our future! While most New Jersey teens were heading to the Jersey Shore, a group of inspirational sophomore, junior, and senior high-school student leaders from a dozen schools across the Garden State traveled to the…