LGBT or LGBTQ? Words Matter. So Do Letters.

Eight-striped rainbow flag. Drawn by Fibonacci.

An Open Letter June 19, 2012   Patrick Bassett President, National Association of Independent Schools 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 800 Washington DC 22036   Dear Mr. Bassett, My son’s K-8 independent school in the San Francisco Bay area recently participated in the NAIS supported AIM (Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism) survey earlier this January. While […]

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The Problem with Inclusion

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

There’s a problem or two with diversity and inclusion efforts. It’s just not the one(s) you probably think. Similar to the efforts to increase employee engagement – if you can just win the hearts and minds of employees they’ll be more productive, have less turnover, and engender greater customer satisfaction  – inclusion and diversity efforts in […]

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[Life Back West] October 2011 – “The Gleaning”

Star Route Farms Gleaning

Models – as in people who do the things you want to do or be rather than slinky young men and women walking down a fashion runway – are the pathways from our dreams to our realities. It’s seeing somebody you know do something – and even people you don’t know but imagine you could […]

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