NJ’s Commercial Real Estate Industry Unites to Build More Inclusive and Just Schools & Award George Sowa the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

  Greater Trenton Founding CEO and the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Humanitarian Award honoree George Sowa addressed a packed room of bankers, real estate professionals, and economic development and community leaders last week in West Orange, NJ, thanking them for supporting the critical work of the American Conference on Diversity (ACOD) to unite diverse communities…

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As We Celebrate Women’s History Month, the American Conference on Diversity Is Honored to Recognize OIC-CADI Dr. Pamela Thomas with the Bridge Builder Award

The American Conference on Diversity will honor Dr. Pamela Thomas, Principal at Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America’s Career and Academic Development Institute (CADI), with the 2017 Bridge Builder Award on Thursday, April 6, during the 69th Annual Humanitarian Awards Gala at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. OIC was founded by Reverend Leon…

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Step Up to Fight Hate at the 16th Annual Diversity Stride Walk in Jersey City

As hate hits an historic high mark, the American Conference on Diversity is calling on corporate employees, fraternities/sororities, educators, youth service organizations, community and faith leaders, students and families to take a step in the right direction! Join hundreds of change agents throughout the tri-state area on Sunday, June 26, at the 16th annual Diversity…

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The American Conference on Diversity Welcomes Two New Board of Trustees Members

  The American Conference on Diversity is proud to announce the appointment of two new Board of Trustees members – Tim Giordano (right) and Tabiri M. Chukunta – who will play a pivotal role in helping the organization build just and inclusive schools, workplaces, and communities through awareness, education, and advocacy. They will serve as…

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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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“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…

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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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