Greetings from the Founder

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first quarter edition of the 2013 Carolinas Diversity Council Newsletter. We are excited about 2013 for the Corporate Partnerships we are forging and the events our local Advisory Board members plan for their communities.

Accommodating Employees with Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

Maggie QuinlanApproximately 15 million children, adolescents, and adults have learning disabilities in the United States (National Center for Learning, 2006). According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2011), learning disabilities are disorders that affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do mathematical calculations, coordinate movements, or direct attention. It might surprise you to learn that, individuals with learning disabilities have an average to above average intelligence.

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.

Asexuality and Why does it Matter to Everyone?

In the past few decades the acronyms for many sexuality rights groups have become more inclusive by expanding from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) to, commonly, LGBTQIA (same plus questioning and/or queer, intersex, and allies) . Sometimes even more sexualities are included, for example, polyamory and pansexual. But how should a person who does not feel sexual attraction to anyone (neither though choice nor medical ailment) identify?


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


March 20, 2013 Charlotte Women in Leadership Symposium

April 23, 2013 Wilmington Women in Leadership Symposium

May 2013 Greenville, NC Healthcare Diversity Summit

June 2013 Charlotte LGBT & Allies Diversity Summit

TBA Columbia Women in Leadership Symposium

TBA Greenville, NC STEM Diversity Summit

TBA Wilmington College Diversity Summit

Corporate Partners