American Conference on Diversity: Fighting Bias, Bigotry & Hate for 70 Years in New Jersey

This year kicks off the 70th Anniversary celebration of the American Conference on Diversity (ACoD). For most of the organizational history, it was known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews. ACoD established its New Jersey office in 1948 and became one of the state’s earliest movements of resistance to fight bias, bigotry, and…

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Social Justice Leaders, Students, Educators & D&I Executives Convened at Berkeley College to Combat Today’s Climate of Hate

On Nov. 17, the American Conference on Diversity in partnership with Berkeley College and other colleges and universities held the 17th annual Diversity Issues in Higher Education conference to discuss solutions to today’s surge in hate with keynote speaker Charlottesville Vice Mayor Dr. Wes Bellamy and other thought leaders. “When you see what transpired on…

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There Is No Place for Hate in New Jersey

A Message from American Conference on Diversity  President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley Death and injury — the horrifying outcome of “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Va. — paint a clear picture of hatred and bigotry in action. The American Conference on Diversity, its colleagues, and supporters condemn and stand in opposition to perpetrators of…

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Election 2016: Where Do We Go From Here? Change Starts With You!

  The 2016 Election has left our nation with more questions than answers regarding the civil liberties and the climate of acceptance and inclusion. Our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities are with the desire to have our truths heard and acknowledged. We all must expect and accept. The current state of our nation has made…

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Position Statement on International Day of Peace

“Bigotry is cutting short innocent lives. Religious discrimination thrives. Homophobia breeds bias. Gender inequality exists. Economic disparities are prevalent. People who are differently abled still struggle for inclusion. Protests are happening worldwide! These are all indications of the work we still have to do to bring about peace and social justice around the globe. During…

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American Conference on Diversity Nominated for Diversity Academy Nonprofit Award for D&I Commitment

  The American Conference on Diversity has been nominated by the Diversity Academy Awards as an outstanding nonprofit for its commitment toward creating a more diverse and inclusive world. The diversity leadership development organization, along with 35 other companies and individuals nominated across 14 categories, will be recognized and the winners announced at the Diversity…

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The Orlando Massacre Is an Awakening for Unity!

  April 2014: A Missouri man with a long resume of anti-Semitism opened fire outside two Jewish centers, killing a 14-year-old boy, his grandfather, and a 53-year-old woman. June 2015: Nine people were massacred during Bible study in an historic black church in South Carolina. August 2015: The remains of 20-year-old Elisha Walker, a transgender…

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