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The October Issue Is Out!

Our October issue is here and it’s all about DEI or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! In this issue we are taking a deep dive into some thought-provoking topics that include: Allyship in the Workplace.  We explore how forging authentic bonds can help make workplaces free of racism, microaggressions and bias. Reviving Russell. One couple’s plans to remodel a ramshackle old mansion is inspiring more revitalization in the West End. Love Transcends All. One mother’s story about what it means to be the parent of a transgendered son. Infinite Love. Polyamory was once taboo but it [...]

By |2022-10-01T12:14:32-04:00October 1, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Featured|

Creating a Community of Care

“We are an urban Institute sitting in the center of a city that's majority minority. We have a responsibility—particularly on the West End.” Written by Sarah Kinbar | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn Sponsored by: University of Louisville | Grawemeyer Hall, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40292 | Phone: (502) 852.5719 | diversity@louisville.edu | Website: Louisville.edu When Douglas Craddock, Jr. talks about his day-to-day experience working as Interim Vice President for Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, he describes it as an opportunity, not a job. His mindset is oriented to improving student, faculty, and [...]

By |2022-10-01T02:04:54-04:00October 1, 2022|Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sponsored|

Active Listening and Leadership

“We have to be strategic about listening to the voices of the community. It's important for us to understand that change is going to take all of us.” Written by Sarah Kinbar | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn Sponsored by: University of Louisville | Grawemeyer Hall, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40292 | Phone: (502) 852.5719 | diversity@louisville.edu | Website: Louisville.edu Since joining the leadership team in May 2022 as Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the University of Louisville, Lee Gill hasn’t sat still for a minute. His infectious enthusiasm for the UofL [...]

By |2022-10-01T02:04:37-04:00October 1, 2022|Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sponsored|

Reviving Russell

A ramshackle 16-room Victorian mansion is a bold investment that Kaila Washington and her partner Gaberiel Jones Jr. made in their future — and the future they envision for this historic West End neighborhood. Written by Javacia Harris Bowser | Photographed by Kylene White For five years Kaila Washington and her partner Gaberiel Jones Jr., dreamed of owning a home in the Russell neighborhood of West Louisville. They put offers on several houses only to be outdone by investors seeking to purchase old homes in the area and flip them into rental properties. “It felt [...]

By |2022-09-29T16:33:24-04:00October 1, 2022|Life & Style|

We See You, Sis: Gisela Nelson

Turning Dreamers Into Achievers By Diane R. Paylor | Photo by Kylene White Sponsored by: New Legacy | 1115 Garvin Place, Louisville KY 40203 | Phone: (502) 276-0660 | gnelson@newlegacyky.org | Website: NewLegacyKY.org On her position as Executive Director of The New Legacy Reentry Corporation, the faith-based community organization helping the formerly incarcerated with job training and life skills, Gisela Nelson jokes and says she is the “chief cook and bottle washer.” Her sense of humor notwithstanding, she and her husband created the organization to reduce recidivism for those transitioning out of jail or prison. [...]

By |2022-10-01T12:13:53-04:00October 1, 2022|Sponsored Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Sara Jessick

Deaf Pride: Sara Jessick uses her voice and talents to advocate for herself and other members of the d/Deaf community. By Diane R. Paylor | Photo by Kylene White There’s a noticeable intentionality in Sara Jessick’s voice as she explains there are various terms within the Disability community to describe individuals with hearing-loss. “You can say Deaf (with a capital D) which refers to Deaf culture and community, or can be when someone has hearing loss and uses ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate, or a mix of signing and voice. There is deaf with [...]

By |2022-10-17T19:16:53-04:00October 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|
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