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Current Events: Stand Against Racism

The University of Rochester supports the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, which occurs during the month of April as well as on the official recognition day of Friday, April 25, 2014 across the country.  The Stand Against Racism aims to eliminate racism by organizing awareness raising  events across communities in  April. The Stand Against Racism brings people together from all walks of life to heighten awareness that racism still exists. The  Stand Against Racism is a national movement sponsored by the YWCA. The local chapter, YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County, is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Download Poster: YWCA’s Stand Against Racism

During the month the University of Rochester has provided many activities and events to raise awareness about racism and highlight other social justice issues. For details of the remaining events sponsored by the University click here.

DateEvent Title
April 23

Celebrating Diversity at URMC -Poster Session

April 23

Out in Reel Film Series Screening of "Shoulders to Stand On"

April 24Screening of “Gen Silent” followed by discussion and reception


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Establishing Diversity Councils Part 1
Establishing Diversity Councils Part 2

career guideCareer Development and Counseling
The Office of Human Resources offers general career counseling to employees on a one-on-one  basis.  Several Human Resources staff members have been trained to offer this enhanced value-added service.  In addition, we have placed a Career Guide on our website as a self-service career reference. After consulting the career guide, if you are interested in receiving career counseling, you may contact the River Campus office, 273-4320 or the Medical Center office, 275-2513.


Safe Space LogoSafe Space
“Safe Space” is a training initiative intended to create a safer and freer environment for all members of the University community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. The goal of the program is to provide training to faculty, staff, and students that will qualify them to display a small “Safe Space” sign in their workspaces. The signs will identify trained allies who are available to answer questions or engage in discussions about LGBT issues. Click here for more information.

Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Office of Human Resources–Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has collaborated since September 2007 with the Roch­ester City School District to offer the Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program (HTYAP). This two-year apprentice­ship program provides work experiences for underrepresented junior and senior high school students interested in medicine, healthcare, and associated technological professions. Student apprentices rotate through several departments at the Medical Center during their first year and a half in the program. The goal is for each student to be placed in a position in one department at the beginning of the second semester of his or her senior year. Students receive stipends provided by the Office of Human Resources–Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion for the entire two-year program. Click here for more information.  Click here to access a 5 minute video about the program.

Recent Events

Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center Thanks You
JACDCThe Office of Human Resources Organizational Development and Staff Diversity want to thank the University of Rochester staff, faculty, and students who generously donated to Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center (JACDC) during the month of April.  With your help the JACDC collected an abundance of gently used and new clothes, baby supplies, shoes, and bedding. The people who operate the facility, and most importantly the children of JACDC are very grateful for our help. The donations will provide clothing for infants of young mothers and other families in need. It will also provide an immediate change of clothing for children who arrive at the center who are in the preventative, protective, foster care services and/or experiencing homelessness. JACDC is open to those who would like to continue providing support by contacting Mrs. Furnessa Mangrum, Executive Director of JACDC at 585-436-0454


Video Shows University Marchers at Gay Pride Parade
A new video shows this year's Gay Pride Parade on July 14, at which members of the University community handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, and the University's new diversity brochure.

Past Events

Contacts: As HR Director-Organizational Development and Staff Diversity, Stanley Byrd consults with and supports the University administration on issues of diversity and inclusion. His work includes collaborating with Human Resources Development to increase their efforts to integrate issues of diversity and inclusion into training programs; working directly with units and departments; providing general coaching and support to staff; and supporting staff recruitment and retention efforts. For more information about staff diversity, please contact Stanley Byrd.

Stanley Byrd
HR Director-Organizational Development and Staff Diversity
(585) 275-0425

Janice Holland
Multicultural Recruitment Specialist II
(585) 275-2200

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