Giving Back

Press Releases

Community Rally to End Hate! Join the American Conference on Diversity’s Diversity Stride Walk

American Conference on Diversity 16th Annual Diversity Stride Walk Credits: Edwin Gano
9b0d2cf0aa1e11a669cf_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_107.jpg
Diversity Stride Walk 2016 Step Off Credits: Photography by J Foster Imagery
d0ce2624d818a96cee58_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_138.jpg
Stroll around the Statue of Liberty during Diversity Stride Credits: Photography by J Foster Imagery
c3900d0fea7b751d4b84_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_272.jpg
Vendors Welcome at Diversity Stride Credits: Photography by J Foster Imagery
6253ef09eece6280c911_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_018.jpg
Diversity Stride Walk - Fun for the whole family! Credits: Diversity Stride Walk 2016
f48557d1d076c2676760_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_103.jpg
Enjoy pre-walk exercises at Diversity Stride Credits: Photography by J Foster Imagery
900d9af9f78a3f78afcc_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_093.jpg
Diversity Stride Walk sponsorships available! Credits: Photography by J Foster Imagery
9b0d2cf0aa1e11a669cf_JFI_2016_Diversity_Stride_107.jpg

The American Conference on Diversity will hold its 17th Annual Statewide Walk-a-Thon at Liberty State Park on Sunday, June 25. With the surge in hate threatening immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, and other marginalized groups, participation in our community rally for diversity and social justice has never been more important!

The American Conference on Diversity is calling on civil-rights and faith leaders, youth service organizations, students, educators, fraternities/sororities, community and women's groups, families, and corporate employees to take a step in the right direction and fight the rising tide of hate consuming our nation.

Diversity Stride Walk helps raise funds to support much-needed diversity education programs. Participation will have a direct and lasting impact on tomorrow's leaders, helping to educate, empower, and make young people more employable through the organization's Lead for Diversity Institute. This program was launched in 1995 and has more than 3,300 graduates. The Institute graduates have the capacity to reach 20,000 students in our school districts each year through the diversity and inclusion Action Plans they create with their teams.

Sign Up for E-News

"Diversity Stride is a community event where we're not walking for a single group – we're walking for social justice for all of us," said American Conference on Diversity President and CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley.

The fun-filled day will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the step-off at 11:30 a.m., at Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ). In addition to enjoying a relaxing 5K stroll around Lady Liberty, walkers can:

►Learn more about D&I initiatives and pick up giveaways at exhibitor tables

►Participate in pre-walk exercises

►Enjoy DJ music, face painting, cultural entertainment, and light refreshments

►Network with like-minded people and have a FAMILY FUN DAY!

Whether you join Diversity Stride as an individual or form a Walk team, you must register. If you are unable to attend this year's event, you can still start a virtual fundraising team anywhere in the US.

Complimentary team photos will be taken at the event. Walkers who raise $75 or more will receive a Diversity Stride t-shirt on walk day. Register before May 15th and receive a free #NoHateNJ gift! Employees can also maximize their gift at no extra cost through their employer matching gifts program.

Diversity Stride Volunteers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors Needed! Please contact Pat Jones at pjones@jmcreativeenterprises.com or 973-672-3212 for details.

We're extending a special thanks to our 2017 Leadership Sponsor, PSEG. Please demonstrate your commitment to creating a more inclusive society and join past sponsors and partners: ADP, BASF, Berkeley College, Fidelity, GLSEN Central New Jersey, Jersey City Office of Diversity and Inclusion, L'Oréal USA, New Jersey Resources, Peace Corps, Provident Bank, and RWJBarnabas Health.

About the American Conference on Diversity

The American Conference on Diversity is dedicated to building just and inclusive schools, workplaces, and communities through awareness, education, and advocacy. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1948 as the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Today the programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders, enhancing our workplaces, and helping to create inclusive communities. Visit www.AmericanConferenceonDiversity.org to learn more.

 

Media Contact
Gail Zoppo
gail@americanconferenceondiversity.org

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Brunswick

The Jaffe Briefing - May 22, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


MANVILLE - If marijuana becomes legal in New Jersey, here's another town where you won't be able to buy it: Manville. The mayor and council unanimously voted to prohibit any sale of weed - recreational and medicinal - within Manville's borders. The ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 21, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


STATEWIDE - Should public school students be allowed to attend schools in other towns? That's the big, controversial question in a lawsuit filed against the state that looks to end what some consider to be the worst school segregation in the nation. The ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 18, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

IN COURT - Sounds like a cheesy thing to do, but the NJ Turnpike Authority has gone to court for years trying to stop a pizzeria chain whose logo is suspiciously similar to our beloved Garden State Parkway sign. Sure, nobody wants drivers searching for an on-ramp to end ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

MOUNTAINSIDE - Oh, where to begin describing this 46-page lawsuit against two Mountainside cops? A detective sergeant placing his testicles on co-workers' food. And throwing poop-smeared toilet tissue at them. And defecating in someone's boots. And taunting with a dildo dubbed "Big Blue" he liked to wave in cops' faces, as he chased ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ATLANTIC CITY - Happy days are here again, as the state's once gasping gaming resort is expecting sports betting will rake in $150 million to $175 million a year in new, glorious profits - courtesy of your pals on the U.S. Supreme Court. Moreover, ecstatic Stockton University officials believe, this recharged gambling mecca will bring in a whole new ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 15, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

STATEWIDE - This. Changes. Everything. Legal sports betting is finally taking its rightful place in New Jersey, with the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out this dumb federal ban that has lasted for more than 25 years and has cost New Jersey billions of dollars in wasted opportunity. Places like the Atlantic City casinos and the racetracks will suddenly ...

Rutgers Athletics Signs Dyehard Fan Supply to New Multi-Year Agreement

May 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Rutgers Athletics has selected Dyehard Fan Supply, an event and retail merchandise marketing and e-commerce company, as the official merchandising partner for the Scarlet Knights in a new multi-year agreement.Dyehard will handle game day and event merchandising for Rutgers Athletics.

“We’re excited to expand gameday merchandising options and elevate ...

Newark man given 22-year sentence for kidnapping, sexual asault of Rutgers student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for the 2016 kidnapping and sexual assault of a Rutgers University student on the school campus in New Brunswick.

Michael Knight, 40, of Newark must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.

Superior Court Judge ...

Rutgers center battles noise pollution nationwide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Police Investigate Rabbit "Tale"

May 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Local cops are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital. 

According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the Park Avenue animal hospital on April 4 to be euthanized due to advanced ...

OPINION

Here's How to Help Protect Young Athletes from Injury: Let Them Play Multiple Sports

May 1, 2018

Dear TAPInto New Brunswick:

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting ...

"Itʼs Time for New Leadership" Say Middlesex County Republicans

May 22, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  - On Tuesday, June 12th, elected county committee members of the Middlesex County Republican Organization will have a choice on who will be their next County Chair and party executive board.

Sharon D. Hubberman, former Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate, and current Perth Amboy Republican Chair has announced she will accept her nomination for the ...