Día de los Muertos combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls' Day, a holiday that the Spanish brought to Mexico. It’s a celebration of the passing of the soul, the honoring of death as a natural part of every human's experience.
On this Day of Inclusion Awareness we strive to promote INCLUSION in our city through this festivity. We believe an inclusive and diverse culture creates the conditions to be our best selves.
People with disabilities and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are often not presented with the same opportunities in our society. Instead of being valued for the different attributes they bring, they can be perceived as “others” and excluded. Sometimes it is a physical exclusion – people with disabilities don’t have accessibility to many of our buildings and outdoor spaces. Sometimes is it a societal exclusion from jobs, clubs, equal pay and equal access.
Some questions to be considered: How can we think big picture to have everyone included with equal rights and equal opportunity? How can we actively foster increased inclusion to gain equity and promote diversity? How do we embrace having “uncomfortable conversations”?
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