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Spotlighting Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with Ariana Gil

In celebration and recognition of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, FMP was thrilled to have Ariana Gil of AG Consulting Group LLC join us to lead an engaging discussion about Hispanic and Latinx communities, their contributions in the U.S. and beyond, their challenges and triumphs, and the history that has shaped them. After her insightful…

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What Does Pride Mean to You?

The word ‘Pride’ is an integral cultural concept within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, representing solidarity, collectivity, and identity as well as resistance to discrimination and violence. We asked FMPers what Pride means to them; here’s what they said.  “To me, Pride means celebrating all love, freedom, and individual differences.”   “Obstruction or restriction…

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Pride: A Brief History

Pride began as a riot. During most of the 20th century, it was common practice in the US, and across the world, for police to raid bars and restaurants where queer individuals would gather, using excessive force to drag patrons out of the bar, humiliating them, and even reporting them to their family and workplaces[i]….

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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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Blog Spotlight: Caren Young

Caren Young is the founder and president of The Professional Adult, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Caren has been working with FMP over the past few months to evaluate our DE&I efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for success. We recently sat down with Caren to discuss…

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