To overcome barriers as the model community that accepts, respects, and encourages the value, dignity, belonging, and capabilities of all individuals.
To champion a community of diversity, equity & inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is committed to providing leadership, guidance, and resources supporting the institution’s commitment to develop, implement, measure, and transform our culture to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all.
The DEI office will partner with forward-facing departments to support programs to empower students to become advocates for DEI to help build community acceptance for all now and in the future.
As a transformative global institution, the office will provide measurable outcomes of success in programs, activities, training, and education related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to inspire community excellence.
We promote civility in the community as well as empathy and acceptance for all.
We advocate for fair and equitable practices and policies that promote and nurture understanding and acceptance.
We respect all individuals’ value of dignity as a foundation for promoting caring, equity, and self-esteem in every community member.
We empower the underrepresented in the community to be heard and accepted.
We strive to create a safe, inclusive community for all without fear of retaliation or retribution.
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Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month. People with Disabilities contribute to our society many ways they work they on boards want to be recognized for their abilities honor disability rights. Disability pride has been described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.
Pride Disability Awareness Month
People with Disabilities contribute to our society many ways they work they on boards want to be recognized for their abilities honor disability rights. Disability pride has been described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity”.
What is the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.
In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA made several significant changes to the definition of “disability.” The changes in the definition of disability in the ADAAA apply to all titles of the ADA, including Title I (employment practices of private employers with 15 or more employees, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor unions, agents of the employer and joint management labor committees); Title II (programs and activities of state and local government entities); and Title III (private entities that are considered places of public accommodation).What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? | ADA National Network
July is Disability Pride Month 2022
Disability Pride Month
French American Heritage Month is designated in July as the National French American Heritage Month in the United States to recognize the important contributions made to the U.S. by Americans of French descent. Approximately 11.8 million U.S. residents are of French- or French-Canadian descent, and about 2 million speak French at home.The French-American Cultural Foundation | Honoring the past, celebrating the present, and building for the future
29 Famous French People That You Should Know – Journey To France
July 4: Independence Day (also known as the Fourth of July), a US federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The original thirteen American colonies declared independence from Britain and established themselves as a new nation known as the United States of America.
July 11: World Population Day, an observance established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program. The annual event is designed to raise awareness of global population issues.
July 14: International Nonbinary People’s Day, aimed at raising awareness and organizing around the issues faced by nonbinary people worldwide while celebrating their contributions.
July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day, launched on July 18, 2009, in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday via the unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Mandela made a year earlier for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices in which he stated, “It is in your hands now.” It is more than a celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to honor his life’s work and to change the world for the better.
July 26: Disability Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 30: International Day of Friendship, proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.To learn more about PTC’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Pittsburgh Technical College
1111 Mckee Rd.
Oakdale, PA 15071
Marsha N. Lindsay
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer