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How Activists Are Trying to Change the Way Banking Gets Done (

"Despite being “too big to fail,” these banks fail people every day." ILLUSTRATION BY VENITHEPOOH/ADOBE STOCK Author: To read Syris Valentine's article, please click here. With $10 trillion in assets at their collective disposal, big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo could do a lot of good. Yet, despite being “too big to fail,” these banks fail people every day. Whether it’s the persistent use of predatory practices , their enduring discrimination , or their insistent investment in...

A Heads Up On The CROWN Act: Employees’ Natural Hairstyles Now Protected (

On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 188 also known as the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The CROWN Act amends the California Education Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles. Protective hairstyles include, but are not limited to, “braids, locks, and twists.” The legislation makes California the...

Adult Children have replaced REAL Children

Catherine Watters Feb 6 I can't help but notice a very serious and obvious problem thats been happening over the decades that I first noticed as a child in the early 70s. That is the health destruction, especially emotional, psych, spiritual, that has been taking place for more than 5 decades. What I Knew then was that the "grown ups" all around me were nothing more than adult children. What I've come to realize was ALL part of the Disabling and Crippling of health so those in "power" can...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

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