DEI in the State House @ (Virtual)
Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

From a bill seeking to institute recommendations made by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency (LEACT) to a budget provision banning the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts,” the 2021 legislative session has featured various pieces of legislation seeking to both advance – and reverse – diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in New Hampshire.

This discussion will take a look at these pieces of legislation, their reception among legislators and the general public, how these legislative efforts ultimately fared, reaction from DEI advocates, and what other kinds of DEI legislation we might expect to see in 2022.


About Stay Work Play’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series:

As an organization committed to attracting and retaining more young people in New Hampshire, Stay Work Play stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is committed to making New Hampshire a more welcoming, inclusive, and just place for people of color. As a part of this effort, Stay Work Play will offer a series of diversity, equity, and inclusion events to foster conversation, enable learning experiences, and push for change.

Keene YPN Hang Out @ Keene Country Club
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Keene YPN Hang Out @ Keene Country Club

Hang out with Keene YPN on the outdoor patio at the Keene Country Club. They will provide some snacks and the outdoor bar will be open.

Upper Valley YP Ice Cream Social @ Dairy Twirl
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
Upper Valley YP Ice Cream Social @ Dairy Twirl

Join UVYP and socialize among ice-creams.

Keene YPN: Let It Slide @ The Colonial Theatre
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by MC2 Charter School & The Keene Young Professionals Network

Keene’s First, Foremost, Best, and Likely Only PowerPoint Improv Comedy Competition Fundraiser

This is a 21+ event for a number of reasons

Presentations start at 7pm
Social hour at 6pm
Apps will be provided and there will be a cash bar

What happens when you combine unpredictable topics, unforeseen slides, and a cash bar? A slide presentation people actually may enjoy! Eight pre-chosen presenters each spin a wheel to get a topic to present on, shortly before they go on stage. They are given a style in which they should present on it, and a clicker to change slides. Behind them is a PowerPoint presentation they have never seen, with slides completely unrelated to their topic. Hilarity ensues. Embrace the chaos, laugh at their discomfort, and cheer on your favorites! Regardless of how terrible the presenters are, you will laugh until your face hurts.

This time, we’re inviting back the “Best of the Rest” from previous Let it Slide events. Fan favorites who, through luck or larceny, did not take home the jargon slayer trophy. The winner is chosen by the crowd – you cast votes in the form of white poker chips (or red poker chip anti-votes that cancel out white chips) in each competitor’s bucket during or after their presentation, and at the end of the night the person with the highest tally wins a crappy trophy! All the money raised by these votes will also be worth money to the non-profit of each competitor’s choosing. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the students of Making Community Connections (MC2) Charter School, in Keene.

Concord YPN Wellness: Yoga Class @ Starfire Yoga
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For their fourth event of the CYPN Wellness Series, they’re focusing on the physical and spiritual connection. Join us at Starfire Yoga in Hooksett for a complimentary yoga class. Led by instructor Diana T. Moore, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, Diana’s a friendly face for CYPN, having led their Yoga in the Park event earlier this year and serving on CYPN’s Ambassador Committee. Parking is plentiful and the entrance is in the rear of the building.

More about the CYPN Wellness Series:

Need a covid catharsis? Struggling with that home office booty? Unsure what wellness even means?! CYPN is working with their local health experts to bring you a post-covid wellness reset. This series is for all people who practice wellness; whether you’ve never looked at a vegetable before or if you’re climbing mountains every weekend; there’s resources for every level of wellness. In this series we will be exploring the wellness wheel; a tool to used evaluate and work towards a more balanced health in the areas of spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, financial, and environmental. Keep your eyes peeled for new events as we explore all aspects of wellness in our upcoming wellness series.
2021 Rising Stars Awards @ Currier Museum of Art
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2021 Rising Stars Awards @ Currier Museum of Art
Join us for the 12th annual Rising Stars Awards! This program is an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young people and the businesses that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.
Celebrate young professionals making an impact in the Granite State as we honor our 2021 Rising Stars Awards winners!
Presented by Eversource.
More details regarding event and registration are forthcoming.