Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the 2013 Louisiana Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the upcoming year and the events we have planned for our community. Our most popular undertakings continue to be the Diversity and Leadership Conference and the Women in Leadership Symposium, held annually.

The Impact of Diversity on Campus Today

Creating a diverse atmosphere on campus is not a new concept, but one that has continued to gain importance with universities over the years, especially at Loyola University New Orleans. What perhaps once began as an outgrowth of non-discrimination and affirmative action policies has evolved into a greater appreciation for what people of different

Women on the Move

This is an exciting time to be a woman. In the workforce, in politics, in all aspects of today's society, women are creating a dynamic force. I had the privilege of meeting Donna Brazile at the Louisiana Women's Conference held by the Louisiana Diversity Council at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. She encouraged us to "have a conversation" about the challenges of America that we as women and men, Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, disagree on. Let us have discussions to bring about positive change in politics.

Mr. Bayard Rustin: Let My Work Speak For Me!

Maggie QuinlanRustin was not a president, nor a four-star general, nor a celebrity. He did not die young under tragic circumstances, as did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Instead, depending on the circumstances, Rustin was dismissed during his lifetime as a Communist, a draft dodger, a sexual pervert, or all three.

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EVENTS

Feb 21, 2013 Leadership Round Table

Mar 27, 2013 Women in Leadership Symposium

Mar 28, 2013 Women in Leadership Symposium

Apr 27, 2013 Young Women in Leadership Symposium

Jun 20, 2013 Diversity and Leadership Conference

Sep 12, 2013 Diversity Boot Camp

Oct 23-24, 2013 Healthcare Diversity Summit

Nov 6, 2013 5th Annual Louisiana Women's Conference