diversity-issues

The story of all Pennsylvanians: How state experts are trying to make Pa.’s history more inclusive

BY: - February 27, 2021

What began in 2018 as an effort to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and access practices into the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) has evolved into myriad efforts to “reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania’s history.”

PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done

BY: - December 26, 2020

If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally. 

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Despite diversity gains, Pa. Legislature remains overwhelmingly white, male institution | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2020

So just who's representing you in Harrisburg? This handy data set is a good place to start.

Community activists and elected officials demand diversity on Temple’s presidential search committee

BY: - September 22, 2020

Community activists, elected officials and union leaders are calling on Temple University’s board of trustees to form a more inclusive search committee for its new president

Diversity is up among Philadelphia’s municipal workers

BY: - September 13, 2020

Diverse employees accounted for almost 53% percent of the City’s salaried workforce in FY19, a 1 percent increase from 2018. While the review shows that there are improvements over last year but City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said the numbers could be better.

With focus on diversity and inclusion, Pa. rolls out new contractor policies

BY: - June 16, 2020

The three-fold changes to Wolf’s 2015 Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Commonwealth Procurement and in Pennsylvania’s Economy executive order are attempting to improve opportunities for minority, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disabled-owned businesses to compete for state government contracts, the administration said. 

Efforts underway to pressure Comcast into keeping Starz channels

BY: - November 29, 2019

The move by Comcast to make Starz an add-on has garnered criticism from members of Congress and other lawmakers because of diversity concerns.

Astronomer Pitts: Visibility matters especially in science

BY: - October 16, 2019

The impact of not seeing people that looked like him in the sciences helped Pitts to understand the importance of inclusion and visibility.

Pa’s Dominican-Americans celebrate their own Independence Day

BY: - February 19, 2019

They gathered Tuesday in the state Capitol rotunda.