It’s a bright new day…or is it? Although I haven’t looked at the specific details, Trump has won the US election and will be in office for 4 more years. What now? In some ways I feel like I could re-post the blog I wrote when he was elected the last time. But the world is not the same as 4 … [Continue reading] Musings on the US Presidential Election Results – now what?
If you live in Toronto or another city celebrating this month, Happy Pride! It’s Pride week here and all month rainbow flags have been waving all over the city. In fact, Scotiabank has PROUD in large letters outside their plaza. I walked by it the other day, remembering a time not too long ago … [Continue reading] The Gay Glass Ceiling
New Canadian Federal cabinet aside (more on that later) I have to comment on Prince Ea's video (I am NOT Black, you are not White) that is making the rounds on social media. It's a lovely sentiment. I hate labels too. And if you are White, chances are you love this video. We have been taught that … [Continue reading] I am NOT Black…video comments
Yesterday I was at the bank, and as I was tired, I noticed that the tellers have to stand all day. (I'm sure I've seen branches with stools, but I digress.) When I asked the teller about this, she replied that "It wasn't considered professional" for them to sit. Hmm.... As I turned around and … [Continue reading] The Manifestations of Inequity in the Workplace
One of the workshops I attended at the Nov. 9th Diversity@Work conference put on by Skills for Change was by Nadir Shirazi. He spoke about dedicated spaces in offices for quiet time, prayer, meditation etc. Nadir’s presentation was very interesting; he shared the challenge for companies to name … [Continue reading] Faith @ Work II