ASSOCIATES FOR INCLUSION
Certified Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

A Community of Voices and Action

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being comfortable in your own community!  In fact, being comfortable in one's own community is, to a great degree, what diversity & inclusion is all about: people showing acknowledgement, awareness and appreciation for themselves and respecting the same in others - it's a great thing.

Whether we're living in a community of people who do or do not look, act or behave similar to ourselves, when we're mentoring, motivated & culturally competent, we are still capable of finding comfort in learning about those around us.  

At Associates for Inclusion, we've seen the impact that division and lack of mentoring, motivation & cultural competence can pose for our sense of community: stereotyping, presumed assumptions, misperceptions and so on.  

An unfortunate example of presuming someone as a threat because they don't look, dress or act like "me" was the 2012 death of the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin; the idea that a person who is wearing a hoody or pants below their waist somehow equals an obvious threat to the community is an ignorant presumption.  Trayvon was stripped of his right to personal identity while returning home from the store when he was gunned down by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.















As law-abiding citizens, no matter our race, ethnicity, sex, or age, the greatest weapon against this type of insensitivity is our vigilance and our voice.  As often as possible, we must speak out, as demonstrated by Mary Cutcher (see video), who came forward in the Trayvon Martin case because of what she had witnessed, not out of concern to protect someone who did or did not look like her. 

No matter if the agitators are rioters burning down the very businesses that make it possible for the people who live in the community to feed their families or the neighborhood watchman who fails to recognize that not everyone in the community looks like him - we can help!
  1. Where cultural divide exists between people, communities and industry, we facilitate inclusion.
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  2. We consult with politicians and political campaigns on the importance of measured political discourse or rhetoric and its impact upon a diversified voting public.
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  3. We work with citizens and community leaders to strengthen relations with local government agencies.
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  4. We work with Sports Organizations and Programs to address employee and player diversity issues.
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  5. We provide guidance and support for people seeking to increase their cultural competence.
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  6. We help businesses make the link between diversity, increased productivity and greater return on investment.
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  7. We provide cultural diversity training and workshops to line staff, managers, directors, executives and business owners.
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  8. We work with law enforcement agencies on community policing initatives.
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  9. We provide training to low income, middle class and wealthy people about the hidden rules of culture.
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  10. We promote the right of ALL people to have their own identity, opinion and the opportunity to express themselves.
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