AILA 2021-22 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Ban Al-Wardi shares insights into the committee’s accomplishments this year and how the AILA community can engage on various DEI Committee efforts, including the 21-Day Invitation starting June 1.
As we celebrate this International Women’s Day, AILA Immediate Past President Jennifer Minear shares her gratitude for “the women of AILA and for the role they play in our lives and our community.”
In this blog post, part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series, AILA South Florida DEI chair Tarsila Talarico explains the data showing how important a force immigrant women entrepreneurs are and the resilience and strength they bring to bear as they start businesses and benefit the U.S. economy.
AILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee member Jamel Connor describes the profoundly unjust situation Haiti and its people face and why this Black History Month she reflects on the country’s history and urges the U.S. to stop turning its back on Haitian immigrants.
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Vice Chair Evangeline Chan reflects on the meaning of the Lunar New Year which will usher in the Year of the Tiger on February 1, 2022, urging all of us to be courageous and compassionate and fight injustice this year.
In this blog post, part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s blog post series, AILA member Roland Luo shares insights about the importance of International Human Rights Day and what we can each do to give meaning to the universality of human rights.
AILA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee member Christine Alden reflects on the meaning of Native American Heritage month and urges readers to learn more in order to “help protect and preserve this important culture.”
AILA member Manish Daftari shares insights into the situation facing those fleeing from Afghanistan and the urgent need to simplify processing of vulnerable Afghan evacuees, similar to the treatment of Vietnamese evacuees in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
In this blog post, AILA member Spojmie Nasiri shares insights and information about the situation facing Afghan evacuees and how we can help. She was interviewed by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair Ban Al-Wardi.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee member Ruben Reyes shares his story and perspective on the discussion around National Hispanic Heritage Month and invites readers to learn from and listen to each other, writing “This is an American story, and it is ours to live.”