Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second edition of the 2016 Louisiana Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about our past accomplishments in the first quarter and look forward to our upcoming events in the year.

Memorial Day Events in NOLA

Each year on Memorial Day the country honors those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This annual celebration was born out of the Civil War to honor those who died while serving their country. In 1971, Congress voted to make it a national holiday to be celebrated annually on last Monday of May.

Asian Heritage Month

Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.

Recruiting for business success

Diversity is more than a checkbox for your human resources department. Having variety amongst a team can bring different points of view to the table and allow your department to excel even further. For example, if you're in a customer focused role, internally or externally, having different backgrounds to pull from enables you fill in potential gaps, allowing your department to better understand and meet the needs of the people you're serving.


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


June 21, 2016 New Orleans Diversity Best Practices Meeting

June 22, 2016 Baton Rouge Diversity Best Practice Meeting

June 23, 2016 LADC Diversity Best Practice Meeting

Corporate Partners