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Cultivating Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, has been a hot button top of discussion in workplaces, exacerbated by the current events surrounding racial injustice. As our organization works towards our mission to attract and retain more young people to New Hampshire, Stay Work Play is committed to make the state a more welcoming, inclusive and just place for people of […]

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Black Women Rock & Next Generation of Black Female Activists

While the 14th Annual Black New England Conference (September 25 – 26, 2020) entitled Black Women Rock: Leading the Charge for Social and Political Change is chock full of incredible speakers ranging from US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Essence Emerita Editor in Chief Susan L. Taylor, on the extraordinarily prescient topic of leadership of Black […]

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Deepening Connection and Understanding Across NH’s Urban/Rural Divide

We’ve all lived it, haven’t we?  We’re going about our day when someone says something political that boils our blood. Anyone could have said it, anywhere. A stranger through the comfortable anonymity of the comments section. A neighbor or a colleague we thought we knew better, over a video-chat happy hour. A blood relative, a […]

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What Is Environmental Justice?

Wikipedia says the definition of Environmental Justice is: the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies While we have all done harm to the earth, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) […]

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Creative Expression on Juneteenth

Creative expression is vital to celebrating and honoring the joys and sorrows of the past. One part of our country’s history that is remembered this month is Juneteenth. If you are not familiar with it, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, […]

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Meet Local Leader Lovey Roundtree Oliff of Exeter

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty (or close enough) who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Lovey! Lovey Roundtree Oliff was born in […]

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Upcoming Multicultural Happenings

Differences Make Us Better It isn’t a secret that New Hampshire’s makeup is a predominantly white population, so I think it is especially important to embrace and celebrate the cultural diversity that we do have. We need to cherish this diversity and nurture it to grow. Because our cultures are what shape us as humans, […]