Tampa: Diversity, Dignity and Work Forum

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 2nd Date: Monday, October 26, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Town and Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Dr #120, Tampa, FL 33615 Dignity and Work (Dignidad y Trabajo) is a public education campaign in partnership with SAVE, the largest organization for the rights

Ana G. Mendez University Welcomes Dignity and Work Campaign

By Rachel Manzo, ACLU of Florida Intern
On September 10th, Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS) hosted a Dignidad y Trabajo (DYT) forum in Spanish at their Tampa campus for over 40 students and community members.  During the forum, a 5-member panel spoke on the importance of dignity in the workplace. Panelists included AGMUS Psychology Professor Rafael Fuentes, Lydia Medrano, LULAC (League of

End Discrimination in the Workplace

By Roberto Tellería born in Nicaragua, 52 years old, resides in Orlando
I started working at my previous employer during my last semester of college and was hired full-time upon my graduation in the spring of 1988.  I later pursued an MBA and graduated in 1994 with a Master’s degree in International Management. It was ideal; going to school in the evenings and implementing what I had

Defending Equality in the Faith Community

By Ana Lamb, Community Activist: Members of all faiths can agree that hardworking people should have the chance to earn a living and provide for themselves and their families, and that who you are shouldn’t keep you from being treated fairly and equally. This important value is part of who we are as a nation,

The Next Fight After Marriage Equality

By Elena McCollough, Coast Guard Veteran, retired after 24 years of service
By: Elena McCollough, Coast Guard Veteran, retired after 24 years of service I came to this wonderful country to live permanently in 1977.  I finished High School a couple of years later and the week of my 18th birthday I joined the United States Coast Guard.  In the military I learned a great deal about work

Workplace policies need to include protections for LGBT employees

By John S. Lord, Special to the Miami Herald
If one of your male employees came to you and said her new name is Caitlyn, would she be protected under anti-discrimination laws? Though most Americans do not seem to realize it, anti-discrimination legal protections in employment for transgender as well as for gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees are not uniform across the U.S. or

The Sweet Taste of Equality

By Salvador Montalvo, Chef
One of my greatest passions in life is the culinary arts. I’m a chef with more than a decade of experience and the thing I enjoy the most about cooking is the possibility to mix flavors, styles and cultures. With food, the diversity of flavors enriches our palates. Just like in our community, and in

“Dignidad y Trabajo” Campaign Expands to Fight Workplace Discrimination in Central Florida

Miami-based campaign raising awareness and support for equal treatment and protection against discrimination for LGBT workers in Hispanic communities expands to Hillsborough and Orange Counties; New campaign website, www.dignidadytrabajo.com, launched FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2015 CONTACT: ACLU of Florida Media Office, (786) 363 – 2737 media@aclufl.org MIAMI – Today, “Dignidad y Trabajo” (Dignity and

The diversity of our workforce benefits us all

By Steven Haas, Chairman of the Board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Miami.
Our state thrives because of its diversity. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, I understand how business drives the economic growth that makes us a more prosperous state. This growth is powered by Florida’s diverse workforce, which is made of up qualified, hardworking individuals from a
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