DIVERSITY AT NOLA SHRM
We're thrilled to kick off the 2024 Heritage Month festivities, emphasizing our ongoing commitment to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity throughout the year. We encourage members to use these resources as an opportunity to connect with peers, colleagues, and employees from various heritages and cultures.
February is nationally noted as Black History Month. Black History Month (BHM) provides an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contributions of African Americans to our nation and community; inspiring us to renew our dedication to equity and human rights. As we continue throughout the month, NOLA SHRM encourages members to engage in meaningful conversations and celebrate Black culture and excellence using the listed resources.
To Watch: Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a Hulu documentary of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. This film won the 2021 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the documentary categories at the Sundance Film Festival.
To Eat: There are many great cuisine selections at Black owned restaurants throughout New Orleans; here are a few great picks to try this month, The Munch Factory (6514 Congress Dr.), Lil Dizzy’s Cafe (1500 Esplanade Ave.) and Nice Guys NOLA (7910 Earhart Blvd).
To Visit: Louisiana Civil Rights Museum; This museum seeks to memorialize the courage and determination of those that have fought for change. (900 Convention Center Blvd.)
To Subscribe: Join the fight for racial equality and subscribe to the Anti-Racism Daily. This is a newsletter and resource hub containing the latest news, historical insights, and tangible ways to make a difference. This is also a great resource for conducting workshops and programming against racism in the workplace.
To Learn: Attend the 2024 Louisiana SHRM DE&I Summit to connect with HR professionals and diversity practitioners for workshops/sessions, discussions and networking.