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Archival Features and Editorials from our President, About Collaboration 

We Need Diverse Dialogue and More! Different Shades of Texas

November 18, 2016

Nine North Texans sat down with NBC 5's Brian Curtis for a candid conversation about diversity in our community. Discussing our different experiences and perspectives after the recent presidential election. It was a frank, funny, and at times heated look at the "Different Shades of Texas."

The Foundation of Freedom is Virtue: We Cannot Choose Apathy

July 9, 2016

We must not succumb to the folly of our lesser selves. We must not let fear, foolishness, and ignorance guide our actions. We can choose to be kind, caring, and generous people. We can value intellect, wisdom, and dignity. For those of us that have been granted the privileges of freedom, it is paramount that we remain connected to the very real human oppression that exists beyond ourselves. We must engage in the future of our communities.

MLK Legacy On Display: Having Honest Discussions About Race

January 24, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.”  Dallas Dinner Table brings hundreds of people living separate lives together. I find that a great way to honor MLK’s legacy.

The Next Step for Diversity & Inclusion, Engaging Conversations

August 18, 2015

For many corporate and nonprofit leaders the road to Diversity and Inclusion has many challenges from combating negative attitudes and behaviors to managing outcome expectations. The decision to proceed with a D&I strategy is much like the decision to discuss race, it requires consideration of the levels of impact and strategic planning. It is understood that diverse executive boards and workforces add business value. Community engagement and facilitated conversations also provide a great opportunity to further those diversity efforts.

Let Love Cover This Place: Building Capacity Through Community Partnerships

June 15, 2015

Ultimately, we need to remember that wherever we gather, we can collaborate ... and come together by sharing common objectives, organizing expertise and moving forward to enrich the lives of others.

Benefits to Cross-Pollination and Collaborative Strength

May 19, 2015

We -- Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers alike -- must use our strengths and be open to the methods of others. We need to do so much more, and one way to achieve more is through connection, communication, and committed collaboration, with established groups and experienced advocates.

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