Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

As an organization committed to attracting and retaining more young people in New Hampshire, Stay Work Play is committed to making the state a more welcoming, inclusive, and just place for people of color. The results of our 2017 survey of New Hampshire residents aged 20-40 years old cited lack of diversity as a potential reason to consider leaving the state, in addition to it being a top concern for young people that participated in our Policy & Pints Pop-Up Series.

As a part of the diversity, equity, and inclusion series, we will offer events to foster conversation, enable learning experiences, and push for change. Thanks to our sponsors for supporting the ongoing series: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Bangor Savings Bank.

Anti-Racist Action: A Continuous Transformation (Register for the four-part series)

In partnership with New Hampshire for Anti-Racist Education (NHARE), “Anti-Racist Action: A Continuous Transformation” will help build your understanding of what it means to be anti-racist and how to take intentional action for sustainable change in your community. Active listening and internal reflection are the springboard for which anti-racism work begins. The work in this series is simply the first step on a long road towards change. Facilitated by Adaeze Okorie and Grace Landry, the Co-Founders of New Hampshire for Anti-Racist Education, these workshops are driven by the insights they both learned through their personal and collaborative work. From internal reflection to community action, this interactive workshop series steps through how we can begin to take anti-racist actions for continuous transformation. In anti-racist work we ask ourselves, not just what are we doing, but who are we becoming?

*Please note: We want to ensure this is a safe space for open and honest conversation and learning. In doing so, space is extremely limited so we ask that you are mindful of the dates and times. When you register, you are registering for all four sessions.

Interested in learning more but not available for most/all of the sessions? The “Resource Only” ticket will provide you with access to the resources and talking points from all of the sessions without being in attendance.

NH Professionals of Color (POC) (February 2021)

New Hampshire is well known for its business friendly atmosphere, but what’s it like to start a business here as a young person of color? In this virtual story telling event, three New Hampshire-based entrepreneurs of color shared their personal and business experiences – including both their challenges and their successes – here in the Granite State.

Rising Stars Spotlight (October 2020)

Hear from a few of the 2020 Rising Stars Awards recipients that are making a difference in the Granite State as young people of color.

DEI Discussion with NH Colleges and Universities (September 2020)

New Hampshire’s colleges and universities have been at the forefront of the state’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts as they seek to make not just their student populations, but their workforces, more just places for all.

The panel discussion features representatives from several of the state’s collegiate diversity, equity, and inclusion offices. Learn more about how these institutions make their campuses more welcoming to people of color and how, in the process, they make them more attractive places to study and to work. The panelists will also share lessons learned and advice on actionable steps attendees can take to make their own organizations more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A Conversation with Black Lives Matter Manchester (July 2020)

A virtual discussion with young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement in New Hampshire. Learn more about the issues facing young Black people here, what goals movement leaders are working towards, and how you can best support the Black Lives Matter movement in the Granite State.

NH Next: Diversity Matters – A Panel Discussion (April 2020)

Hear about the experiences of young people of color in New Hampshire. What challenges do young people of color face here and how can we as individuals, and collectively, help make the Granite State and our respective communities and organizations more welcoming to people of color.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support!


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