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In these times of social crisis, there is also a place to share solutions and posts of acceptance and tolerance, this hive.
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  1. Cathy Kwanten

    Cathy Kwanten

    08/02/2017
    My recent TEDTalk :
    “When life”s hardships become an accelerator for growth and a devotion to make a change.” (Cathy K.)
    What if your mind and body were disrupted...
    Cathy was born a boy. However, she slowly became aware that she simply didn’t feel right in her own body. People change lots of things, they dye their hair, build up muscles, enlarge their breasts, change their jobs, move from country to country, change their partners but changing your gender is still considered a huge taboo. After 20 years of feeling lost in her body, Cathy went through her own personal disruption and became a woman and a person she always had been on the inside.

    After a career in marketing & events and pro-make-up artistry, Cathy is ready to turn the table around and make a statement, following her mission based on the talents encrypted in her blueprint. Started off by writing a blog as one of the ambassadors for Boomcast she says that “ We can only find acceptance if we give one to ourselves!”
    What if your mind and body were disrupted? | Cathy Kwanten | TEDxKlagenfurt
    What if your mind and body were disrupted? | Cathy Kwanten | TEDxKlagenfurt Cathy was born a boy. However, she slowly became aware that she simply didn’t feel right in her own body. People change lots of things, they dye their hair,...
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  2. Jim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    30/01/2017
    A lot has happened since I first posted this on Dec. 4th. And now with the slayings of Muslims at a mosque in Ste. Foy, Quebec, Canadians are reeling in horror. Just listened to a special two-hour national phone-in on CBC Radio on the attack on the mosque.
    Jim Taggart
    Giving Permission to Canada’s Racists
    changingwinds.wordpress.com Canada, a country of some 36 million people, stretched mostly in a ribbon along the country’s southern border, despite its geography of 10 million square kilometres. A nation founded on...
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  3. Coni Muxi

    Coni Muxi

    10/01/2017
    Consuelo es ama de casa, Jenar es locutor de radio y Raquel trabaja en Acción Social TMB. Los tres son invidentes y nos hablarán de "Relación a Ciegas" en nuestro próximo programa. ¡Conócelos en #CRelaciones! Coni Muxi
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  4. ProducerGavin Barrett

    Gavin Barrett

    07/01/2017
    A Taxonomy of the Multicultural Cliché
    A Taxonomy of the Multicultural ClichéThis fascinating read in the Washington Post exposes the expectations the mainstream has of the multicultural and, equally, multicultural expectations of the mainstream when it comes to what a cultural brand should be named.Emperors and Empresses...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Gavin Barrett thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to the hive !
  5. ProducerGavin Barrett

    Gavin Barrett

    07/01/2017
    2016. The worst of times. The best of times.
    2016. The worst of times. The best of times.The worst of times?On one level 2016 was a shocker. Rarely has so much prejudice, ignorance, misogyny, homophobia, bigotry and straight up xenophobia been displayed so proudly or delivered in such toxic concentrations. Rarely have so many good...
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  6. ProducerDean Da Costa

    Dean Da Costa

    06/01/2017
    Diversity Sourcing Part 2
    Diversity Sourcing Part 2We already looked at Women so now let's focus on Hispanic. Remember Diversity sourcing is a very special skill. You need to have knowledge of were to search or as I have said in my " Top Ten Rules for Successful Internet Sourcers " post, you need...
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    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Love this series, Dean. I thought you may enjoy a blog post I wrote here in June 2016 titled, "Why Workforce Diversity is Simply Good Business." I would appreciate your thoughts at your convenience, if and when possible.Thanks and keep buzzing!
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/why-workforce-diversity-is-simply-good-business View more
    Love this series, Dean. I thought you may enjoy a blog post I wrote here in June 2016 titled, "Why Workforce Diversity is Simply Good Business." I would appreciate your thoughts at your convenience, if and when possible.Thanks and keep buzzing!
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/why-workforce-diversity-is-simply-good-business
    Also, at the risk of being controversial, I would note that diversity includes white people too, as race is supposed to be "color blind" under the law (at least in USA -- emphasize "supposed to be"). Why? Because the demographics of the USA are rapidly changing with the combined number of minority groups outnumbering whites in nearly all big cities, the so-called "minority-majority." Moreover, as traditional diverse populations increase in number, whites continue to stagnate and decline -- especially white men. Just saying, it's a new world out there, or soon will be. Close
  7. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    04/12/2016
    Giving Permission to Canada’s Racists
    Giving Permission to Canada’s RacistsCanada, a country of some 36 million people, stretched mostly in a ribbon along the country’s southern border, despite its geography of 10 million square kilometres. A nation founded on immigrants, initially mostly from Europe and the United...
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    Jim Taggart
    05/12/2016 #4 Jim Taggart
    #1 Thank you Jose. It is not an uplifting topic, and one that I find both very sad and frustrating. We are VERY far from living in what some media commentators have called a post-racial world.
    Jim Taggart
    05/12/2016 #3 Jim Taggart
    #2 Very true, Harvey. And the only thing saving the human race from its own self-destruction is its innate ability to innovate when placed under extreme pressure. This is off topic, so forgive me, but it will be fascinating to see how future generations react to rising sea levels, provoking massive migrations of people around the world. But that's for another post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    05/12/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    When we expect democracy in government to enforce humanity then we are doomed. Our world is what we as humans make it.
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    05/12/2016 #1 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Great post.

    Hate is not welcome in ANY country.

    :(
  8. ProducerMartin Tolovski

    Martin Tolovski

    09/11/2016
                                               How Diversity affects the Work Environment
    How Diversity affects the Work EnvironmentDiversity can make or break a team. But in today’s business world, a team diversity may bring huge benefits to the work environment. That is if different kind of people (sex, educational background, age, culture, and character) are hired in a...
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    Martin Tolovski
    10/11/2016 #3 Martin Tolovski
    #1 To be inclusive is the point Brian. Nobody's perfect.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Ah Diversity is great - too bad I am white, male, middle-aged, straight, able-bodied, non felon with no celebratory protected class quota markers in my favor. P.S. - still waiting for my 'White Privelege' bus to arrive. In the mean time, I guess I will have to continue to improve my skills, education and performance.
  9. ProducerLaurie Carson

    Laurie Carson

    29/07/2016
    Why Creativity Training Should be a Part of Any Diversity and Inclusion Program
    Why Creativity Training Should be a Part of Any Diversity and Inclusion ProgramIt's a jungle out there!  As I have witnessed in just putting together an innovation management short course to train people basically in creativity.  Interestingly, top executives state creativity as the #1 skill needed to navigate the rapidly...
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    Anandhi Krishnan
    30/07/2016 #1 Anandhi Krishnan
    I feel creativity in different and varying proportions has always been there in people. They just need to be shown how to bring it out for a purpose or to hone it up or to be able to apply it from time to time.
  10. Cathy Kwanten

    Cathy Kwanten

    15/06/2016
    So here's the thing... After living with a big story partly in the shadows, I've decided to write my biography. Not only did I do this for myself, but hoping to be a support for others in the world who are feeling lost, forgetting of the importance of self-love and acceptance. But also with a clear message that all people are equal, no matter their gender, sizes, color, religion. One day I hope to see that change in the world that everyone will be accepted for the unique soul they are... I want to give a Big THANK YOU, to the Boomcast-team for going on this journey with me and especially at the wonderful @Milly Toovey for the support and inspiration she offered me to push through! You can read it on Boomcast through the linke below! #equalitymeanseveryone
    Cathy Kwanten
    CATHY
    www.boomcastapp.com THE BRAVEST WOMAN WE...
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  11. Loribeth Pierson
    There is no denying the power of honorable deeds and photos of cute dogs in restoring our faith in humanity.

    Owen Lima and his service dog, Blue, are the newest recruits at a Lowe’s home improvement store in Canada.

    Lima suffers from a brain injury that requires him to have a service dog.

    Because of the injury, Lima can have a hard time understanding people when they speak too quickly.

    His canine sidekick helps calm him down and prevent anxiety attacks.

    But, it came with a problem: He had difficulty finding a job.

    “It’s so hard to find a job where people can accept me for the way I am and the fact that I have a service dog with me,” Lima told the Lowe’s staff.

    This didn’t seem to be an issue for store manager Paolo Gallo.

    Gallo found a position that would fit the duo perfectly: greeting customers at the store-front as the new customer service associate.

    The company posted a photo of Blue in his custom-made Lowe’s employee vest.
    Loribeth Pierson
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    NO one
    15/06/2016 #2 NO one
    faith in humanity restored!
  12. ProducerCompete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    I may or may not be male...
    I may or may not be male...(As written: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-may-male-camille-fitzgerald?trk=prof-post )There are anti-discrimination laws set up to assure we all have the same rights and opportunities https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/ so I should be allowed the...
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    NO one
    09/06/2016 #7 NO one
    #1 Si Marcel! Totalmente de acuerdo con los chicos de @Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    09/06/2016 #6 Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    We do need to help educate the younger generation because bullying in schools is still a huge problem. I couldn't imagine having to go through grade school as LGBT my heart goes out to those that do and have endured it.
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/06/2016 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    The key component here is education...Perhaps it is lost on the "elder generation" as they have been brought up under a different set of social standards...But we really need to focus the attention on our youth as they are tomorrows leaders...Let us teach them to think and not to judge.
    Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    08/06/2016 #4 Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    #1 #2 I agree with both of you!
    Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    08/06/2016 #3 Compete Magazine LGBT Sports Diversity
    #1 Re:
    Very interesting article Catalina. I think it is wrong to categorize people according to their body ... what defines a person 's mind. The mind is the biggest difference between the sexes.
    Cathy Kwanten
    08/06/2016 #2 Cathy Kwanten
    Clear and strong message ... Why do people have to label and discriminate??? I really fail to understand.
    A good set of talents/skills and a wonderful personality can't be judged based by outer appearances.
    Tall/short, size 0 or plus size, skin color, gender ... shouldn't matter!
    Marcel Arvizu
    08/06/2016 #1 Marcel Arvizu
    Muy interesante articulo Catalina. Creo que es incorrecto categorizar a la gente de acuerdo a su cuerpo...lo que define a una persona es la mente. La mente es la mas grande diferencia entre los sexos.