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Inclusion & Diversity

The SHRM Jacksonville Inclusion & Diversity Core Leadership Area goal is to provide HR Professionals in the SHRM Jacksonville chapter with information that will help them ensure that their organizations:

  • Develop a workforce that has the skills, competencies and behaviors in order to succeed in today's and tomorrow's workplace.
  • Provide tools that maximize the potential of today and tomorrow's workforce by helping individuals to develop their skills to become more competitive in our local and global economy.
  • Achieve balance between organizational fit and diversity through information and education.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

"Now, more than ever, the voices of our Human Resource professionals are needed in organizations across the nation. As HR leaders, we have the professional, social, and ethical responsibility to be concerned with matters that impact our organizations, workforce, members, and community. We also have the unique responsibility to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and stand in the gap of inequality, discrimination, and aggression of any kind."  see our full chapter statement here

Click HERE for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources


HR:30 Let’s Chat: Talking about Race at Work 
Presented by Darrin Finley of Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Register HERE

Having The Talk: Race in the workplace
Presented by Dethra U. Giles of ExecuPrep
recorded on Friday, June 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
View the recording and other video resources HERE. 


SHRM Jacksonville is proud to partner with:

Monthly Observances & Community Events


COVID-19 UPDATE: Please check with the event coordinator(s) and venue to ensure community events are still occurring.


June Events & Observances

Caribbean American Heritage Month – Created out of the need to acknowledge and disseminate the contributions of Caribbean immigrants in the United States. This celebration is in its 15th year.

African American Music  Appreciation Month – It is an Annual Celebration of African-American Music in the United States. It was initiated by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 as Black Music Month.

National Pride month – An annual Celebration and recognition of the LGBT community. There are various celebrations in countries all over the world.

June 12th - Annual Loving Day – Celebration of the U.S. Supreme court decision in Loving v. Virginia to ban the criminality of Interracial Marriage.

June 12thPulse Remembrance Day - This is a memorial of the Pulse Hate Crime Massacre wherein several people celebrating Pride at the Pulse Night Club were murdered and injured by a lone gunman in Orlando, FL in 2016.

June 19thJuneteenth Celebration – This is the Slavery Independence day. On this day in 1865, General Gordon Granger delivered Order No. 3 specifically announcing the end of the Civil war and the freedom of slaves. This was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

June 27thHelen Keller's Birthday - This author and educator became both hearing and visually impaired  at the young age of 19 months. She has inspired countless others living with disabilities to rise above their circumstances.

Local Events

Freedom WalkJune 20, 2020. Newnan and Bay St. Downtown Jacksonville. 8:30 AM - Noon. Additional Celebrations at the Ritz Theatre from Noon to 5 p.m. Social Distancing is required.

July Events & Observances

July 18thNelson Mandela International Day - In recognition of hi humanitarian efforts and commitment to racial reconciliation.

July 26thThe American with Disabilities Act was signed into law on this day in 1990, to afford those with disabilities equal rights and reasonable accommodations.

Know of an upcoming Inclusion & Diversity event in Florida? Want to be a part of the Diversity Committee? Are you a DEI organization and would like to partner with SHRM Jacksonville? Email the Diversity Director at