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Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace through collaboration, education, and sharing best practices

Program Mission and Charter can be found here: Committee Charter
Upcoming Events and Activities can be found here: Calendar

 

Last month we celebrated Black History Month. Customarily, the month is filled with two or three robust programs to celebrate the life and legacy of the African American culture and community.  These programs tend to kick off or close out with a familiar voice. Hearing speakers from different parts of the world sharing their passion, stories, and experiences with us, and then for one of our own to close it out sends us on our way with a sense of warmth, love, and pride.

While this year has been anything but normal, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee wants to bring back that feeling of celebration – the same feeling of pride we feel as we listen to the National Anthem, the amazement of watching interpretation flawlessly happening simultaneously, or as we enjoy inspiring and entertaining presentations from our colleagues and friends.   

Jonathan Nall, a member of the DFAS CL Customer Care Center team, has always been willing to step up and do whatever has been asked of him to elevate our Special Emphasis programs, and this occasion has proved to be no different. We asked and he delivered. Below you will find an original piece by Jonathan Nall titled simply, “My Black.” We invite you to take a moment to watch and share in this very special emphasis program message. 

We may not be able to see him in person to witness his amazing talent, or give him a huge hug as a show of pride, respect, and sheer happiness…we can’t shake his hand right now, or celebrate together, but we are so very proud to call him family. 

 

“My Black” – Mr. Jonathan Nall

 

We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
-Desmond Tutu

 

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