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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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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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 American Conference on Diversity Common Ground Institute Holds Inaugural Retreat for Diversity Leaders

An Inspiring, Challenging, Fulfilling Weekend at the American Conference on Diversity Common Ground Institute – A must-do for the soul and the work In the first retreat of its kind, multiple generations of corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, educators, students, social-justice leaders, and healthcare professionals attended the American Conference on Diversity’s Common Ground Institute during Martin…

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Our Roots: Empowering Youth & Finding Common Ground

  In 1939, as a freshman at Senn High School on the North side of Chicago, E. Betty Levin was “knocked off my seat when I heard about an upcoming assembly featuring Frank Sinatra.” The special gathering, sponsored by the American Conference on Diversity’s predecessor, the National Conference on Christians and Jews (NCCJ), was not…

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Pace Yourself for Change! Join Diversity Stride Walk-a-Thon on June 6

 Fight bias, bigotry, and racism one step at a time during the 15th Annual Diversity Stride Walk in Hudson County, NJ, to benefit our Youth Leadership Institute Corporate employees, fraternities/sororities, educators, nonprofits, community and faith leaders, and families: Unite with hundreds of change agents in the tri-state area on Saturday, June 6, at the American…

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