On October 30th, 2022, Miss BluRP 2022 Josie Glamoure (Center) officiated a handfasting for Mr. Ty Ferris (Left) and Mr. Kayden Ferris, formerly Davis (Right) at Double Creek Ranch in Fairview, NC. Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2022 is adding more firsts to her reign being the first Asian winner, now being the first to perform a same-sex marriage during their reign. …
Equity & Inclusion
Welcoming America’s series of articles on social cohesion explores what Welcoming America and other national- and local-level thought leaders and practitioners have learned about engaging long-term members of receiving communities to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities.
A majority of Americans (the “Exhausted Majority”) are fed up by America’s polarization. They know we have more in common than that which divides us: our belief in freedom, equality, and the pursuit of the American dream. The Hidden Tribes project seeks to help people to understand the roots of our polarization and what you can do to reunite our fractured communities
As the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, getting sidelined workers back into the workforce is a priority. But, as the U.S. population becomes more diverse, some say increasing diversity in the workplace is a matter of survival. In York County, the Welcoming Workplaces initiative is designed to help employers prioritize inclusion in their workforce to make both the community and businesses stronger. This article describes their efforts.
As part of the Bridging Differences initiative at the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, this playbook synthesizes the core skills and strategies for bridging political, racial, religious, and other divides to support positive dialogue, relationships, and understanding between groups or individuals. Welcoming America is cited on page 36 as an example of how to put the skill of seeking and promoting counter-stereotypical information into practice.