Sep 14 2020
White Horse Village Hosts “A Conversation on Race” Virtual Discussion Series
Events offer a warm and friendly environment for sharing experiences
Since its opening in 1989, White Horse Village has been committed to creating a diverse environment that is welcoming and accepting. Last year, residents and team members joined together to create an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) committee to encourage and support diversity, inclusion, and equity.
The IDEA committee presented the first of three virtual discussions titled “A Conversation on Race” on August 25, 2020. Thirty-seven team members participated in the discussion, facilitated by Marsha Wesley Coleman of Friends Service Alliance. The virtual events feature a group discussion, small group reflections, and a themed video. Laptops and paid time-off are provided for team members to participate in IDEA events.
“Building a culture on an open and inclusive foundation that encourages team members and residents to share ideas freely will reap many long-term benefits for the whole community,” comments Brittany Brown, IDEA committee member and Senior Director of Canterbury & Nursing Home Administrator.
The IDEA events offer a warm and friendly environment that encourages people to be genuine in sharing who they are and their experiences in belonging. By becoming a more inclusive community, White Horse Village provides all people the opportunity to feel welcome and valued.