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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Racial Bias, Stonewall Riots and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about a 103 year old runner setting records, paternity leave, a really powerful video about racial bias and the Stonewall Riots that took place 50 years ago.

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Caroline Berns 

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Gender Equality

In May, JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay the record settlement of $5 million for fathers who were discouraged to take paternity leave when their children were born. Interesting Bloomberg article looking at the current situation of paternity leave, the challenges and the fact that while this was a historic settlement, the amount is equal to only 70 minutes of profit for JPMorgan Chase.


LGBTQ

June is Pride Month and its exactly 50 years ago today that the Stonewall Riots started the gay rights movement. To celebrate this anniversary, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus is performing at Carnegie Hall.

Generation

We should never use the excuse that we are "too old" to learn something new. Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins took up running at 100 (!) years old and is now, at 103 years, the holder of several world records. Watch the video here.

Racial Bias

Consumer goods company Procter & Gamble just released this really powerful video "The Look", as part of their campaign to raise awareness about racial bias. Please watch!

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