The Equity Speaker Series, a collaboration of Maryland Nonprofits and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, brings together an exciting line-up of engaging legal experts and diversity professionals to share tools, tips, and best practices for creating equitable and inclusive organizations.




December 4, 2019: Building Board Diversity: Turning Intention into Results
This session brought bring together a panel of experts, including current and former board members, to discuss the challenges, current trends, and best practices for working to make your board more diverse and inclusive. Check out this blog on the ten tips attendees took from the event.

November 4, 2019: Religion in the Workplace: Awareness, Accommodations & Best Practices
This interactive and informative workshop reviewed Maryland law related to religious accommodation in the workplace and included an in-depth discussion on religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions for the 5 major religions in Maryland and the U.S.

June 6, 2019: Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace
The session focused on understanding sexual harassment laws, prevention, and employer liability. Topics covered include types of sexual harassment, current statistics, case examples, common workplace scenarios, and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.

March 13, 2019: Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Individuals: How to be an Ally
The Safe Spaces workshop was an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe spaces for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQ+) community.

October 30, 2018: Unconscious Bias: How Our Minds Lead Us Astray
This interactive three-hour workshop started a conversation about unconscious bias, how it affects our everyday lives, our work, and the communities we serve. Leave with tips, strategies, and de-biasing techniques that can be applied to any setting.

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