Everence employees participate in Day of Diversity
Programming included staff-wide anti-racism training
GOSHEN, Indiana – On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, all Everence® Financial employees participated in anti-racism and diversity training, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Everence closed all of its offices and retail branches across the United States to host the all-day training workshop, designed to help staff and representatives further develop their cultural competence to better understand and appreciate the perspectives and experiences of the organization’s diverse membership and clientele.
While Everence staff have participated in various diversity and inclusion trainings in the past, this is the first year the organization has conducted a staff-wide day of anti-racism and anti-oppression training. Attendees focused on the history of race, land and the wealth gap, with discussions led by Leonard Dow, Everence Stewardship and Development Specialist and Dina González-Piña, MCC U.S. Ethnicity and Gender Equity Specialist.
“It’s important to all of us at Everence that we not only honor the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also do what we can to continue building awareness and changing unconscious biases for the long term, for both our organization and the communities where we live and serve,” said Eunice Culp, Vice President of Human Resources.
The training was held at the Everence corporate headquarters in Goshen, Indiana, with staff from other locations joining via videoconference.
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