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New EEOC guidance on arrest records and hiring decisions: Working with communities on their rights to accessing jobs

After more than 20 years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this spring revised its policy guidance on employers’ use of arrest records in making hiring decisions. The announcement received a great deal of media attention. In communities like Chicago’s underserved Englewood community, a significant number of residents are arrested in police sweeps but … Continue reading

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Examining sexuality, identity, culture, and race: The 2012 Multifacted Themes of Diversity Conference

Do social movements need icons?  How do race, class, gender, and sexuality dictate who becomes an icon, who is a foot-soldier, and who makes movement really function? Guest speaker Dr. Kimberly Springer addressed these timely questions and issues related to the use of fame and celebrity in movements toward social change, at the annual Multifacted Themes of Diversity Conference … Continue reading

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Arrests, Hiring, and Community Impact: The EEOC’s Updated Enforcement Guidance

For more than a year, the Adler School’s  Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) has focused its pioneering Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) on a proposal of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend its Policy Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest Records in Employment Decisions.  Through its MHIA work, the ISE team has been examining the impact on … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar for discussion on ‘Religion: The Black LGBTQ Experience’

On May 21, the Adler School’s LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center and Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) will present “Religion: The Black LGBTQ Experience.”  Join us for discussion on internal and external conflicts for African-American sexual minorities that are created when religious and sexual orientation identities do not reconcile with each other.  Learn about … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar: ISE hosts ‘The Holocaust and the Marginalization of Collective Memories’ on May 9

The Nazi regime banned abortion, attempted to cure homosexuality, and sterilized almost all Germans of part-African descent.  Our mainstream narratives of the Holocaust usually exclude those histories. Yet some of the same groups targeted under Nazism — including people with mental disabilities, women, people of African or Roma descent, gay and lesbian people — continue to suffer … Continue reading

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Institute on Social Exclusion: Upcoming events on mental health impact, urban mental health and more

The Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) has a busy series of events and presentations coming up, beginning this week with Executive Director Lynn Todman’s panel presentation at the first-ever National Health Impact Assessment Meeting in Washington D.C. Here is the schedule: April 3-4: Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, D.C. Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director … Continue reading

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Conference announcement: ‘The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward,” Sept. 19-20

Today, more than half of all global humanity lives in urban areas.  That figure is projected to grow to more than 60 percent by 2050.  Although cities possess conditions that promote good mental health, they also possess conditions — poverty, conflict, and social isolation — that are harmful to mental health. In fact, research shows that city … Continue reading