diversity means more

Diversity Means More: Microaggressions

January 11th, 2021

Microaggressions are comments or actions that negatively target a marginalized group of people. They serve as a form of discrimination, and may be accidental or intentional. Unfortunately, such actions occur every day to a large portion of the population. Because of this, it is essential that team members learn ways they can help create the safe spaces that are needed to adequately support underrepresented colleagues. Click through for tips and resources to help you do just that.

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Diversity Means More: The importance of allyship

December 8th, 2020

This year has proven to be difficult and unpredictable — and in many ways, it has revealed the underlying impact of many years of systematic racism, underrepresentation and health inequity. Feeling safe, respected, heard and valued are key components to a healthy work environment. Indeed, allyship helps to build a more inclusive health system. Click through to learn how allies across the organization are making an impact and find out what steps you can take to improve efforts in your area!

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Diversity Means More: Valuing individuality, promoting inclusivity

October 12th, 2020

As part of the ongoing Diversity Means More campaign, many faculty and staff have stressed the importance of inclusion and coming together, especially during uncertain times when people may feel isolated or divided. Click through to learn how you can maintain a sense of belonging in your professional life amid an era marked by social distancing and remote work environments.

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Diversity Means More: Today’s issues are result of 400-year-old generational trauma

August 3rd, 2020

The “Diversity Means More” campaign is committed to elevating the authentic experiences, sentiments, thoughts and feelings about racism and discrimination from all who work, learn and receive care at Michigan Medicine. Click through to read the perspectives of two employees, who outline how systemic racism has played a role in American society for hundreds of years.

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Diversity Means More: The importance of educating yourself

July 6th, 2020

The “Diversity Means More” campaign is committed to elevating the authentic experiences, sentiments, thoughts and feelings about racism and discrimination from all who work, learn and receive care at Michigan Medicine. Click through to read about one such experience and what you can do to better educate yourself on the important issues facing society today!

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Diversity Means More

June 11th, 2020

Over the past few months, the nation has endured some of the greatest health, social and economic challenges in recent memory. Now more than ever, people are working together to combat the effects of racism by influencing change in mindsets, policies and health care. In support of this effort, it is important to share and understand the individual experiences of fellow colleagues and coworkers. That’s why the organization is asking faculty, staff and learners to share their experiences, sentiments and thoughts around diversity, privilege, racism, injustice and the current climate. Click through for details!

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