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News in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

October 5th, 2022

Talking to Your Children about Race and Racism


As a parent of nine year old twins, my spouse and I have found ourselves “all in” at every…

August 3rd, 2022

7 Commitments with an Anti-Racist Framework


Written by our Evolve committee, these commitments help guide our internal work to ensure that we are operating as…

March 17th, 2022

Working Toward the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Then and Now


On March 21, 1960, police in Sharpeville, South Africa killed 69 people during a peaceful demonstration against apartheid pass…

December 2nd, 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Crossnore


On September 1, 2021, Crossnore Communities for Children’s made me its full-time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager. In…

September 9th, 2021

racial disproportionality blog photo shows children of all races together

Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare


Let me admit something, right up front. Writing for this blog topic has been difficult. Not because of the…

June 10th, 2021

Providing Hope and Healing for Transgender Youth


Imagine Child Protective Services removing you from your home without notice. Imagine then being placed in a strange home…

February 24th, 2021

Writing a New Narrative of Healing


Diversity, equity, and inclusion - three words gaining heavy traction in society, now more than ever. What do they…