Posted on Jan 13, 2021
The RI District 6270 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) task force is excited to present "Building Goodwill and Better Friendships: How to Be an Ally". This session will address why allies are needed in the workplace.  Are you an actor (spectator), ally, or accomplice?  We will discuss concrete ways to be an ally in the workplace as well as provide a summary of dos and don'ts for allies.  Lastly, we’ll discuss what it takes to rise to the challenge of going to the next level – that of being an accomplice.
 
Please join us Monday, January 25, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
 
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As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. As Rotarians, the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is our moral code for personal and business relationships. And, we know the test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
 
About our presenter:
Maria Flores has over 30 years of governmental and volunteer nonprofit experience in serving varied constituent groups on a national, regional and local level. Maria’s main passion is conducting educational outreach and providing training on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity in her current position as the Outreach and Education Manager for the six-state Chicago District of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Maria has twice received national EEOC awards for her investigation and successful resolution of high-profile immigrant worker cases which had national impact and significant litigation results.  She has also received the “Sisterhood Award” by the Wisconsin Women of Color Network; the “Dedicated Member Award” bestowed by the Federal Employees Black History Committee; the “Community Service Award” from the Federal Executive Association; and the “Hammer Award” issued by U.S. Vice President Al Gore for her participation in diversity training by a joint government agency team.  Most recently, Maria was named a 2019 Marquette University Alumni National Recipient, receiving “A Person for Others Award” from the College of Arts & Sciences.