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New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to Host Inaugural Networking Event Oct. 19
A newly launched initiative, Diversifying the Hill, has been created to unite institutions and agencies to provide community, educational, networking and recruitment opportunities to increase workplace diversity among organizations located on “The Hill,” the area of Syracuse surrounding the campus of Syracuse University. An inaugural networking event will be held Thursday, Oct. 19.
The seven founding member institutions are Crouse Health, Cuse Culture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University, University Hill Corporation, Upstate Medical University and Veterans Administration Medical Center.
“The platform provided through this initiative will allow the participating organizations to do more together as a community when focusing on how they attract talent, work, grow and network on the hill,” says Twiggy Eure, diversity, equity and inclusion recruitment and retention coordinator at Crouse Health.
Diane R. Wiener, director of the Disability Cultural Center, and Barry L. Wells, special assistant to the Chancellor, who are co-chairs of the University’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, are among those who will present remarks.
The organizations will host an inaugural networking event Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse at 350 W. Fayette St. All members of the Central New York community are invited to meet the leaders of the Diversifying the Hill initiative.
Music will be provided by Henninger High School Jazz Band and Elijah Harris. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.