“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” — Stevie Wonder
The Bay Club is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, where all associates feel supported and valued. In this month’s Diversity and Inclusion Education Series, we are raising awareness about ableism. Ableism is social prejudice or discrimination against people with disabilities or who are perceived to have a disability. It is often expressed and reinforced unintentionally through language.
This series covers ableism and ableist language while examining assumptions surrounding people with disabilities to provide alternative perspectives that can help us continue to create spaces where differences are respected and celebrated. Remember: Words have power, and if you have the capacity or privilege to adjust your language, it can be used as a tool to foster awareness and create positive change.
You can find everything you need for this month’s Education Series by clicking the links below:
- Education Series Resources + Ableism Quiz – Participation in the Education Series is entirely voluntary, however, all hourly Associates who review the educational resources and complete the quiz will be paid for their participation PLUS be entered to win a Bay Club Beach Umbrella! So let’s see how you score. Participants must complete the quiz by or before Monday, July 5, 2021, to be entered into the drawing, good luck!
- Coffee Chat Schedule – All associates are invited to join us June 14, 2021 – June 28, 2021, as Task Force members will be hosting “Coffee Chats” to discuss the topic of Ableism. We would love for all our associates to use their voices, be part of the discussion, and join us on the journey of learning and growing together.
Associates have an additional opportunity to learn more about how we can all work together to foster positive relationships within our clubs and communities through online training courses on Inclusion & Belonging and Unconscious Bias via Emtrain, our Learning Management System. Associates will be paid if they choose to complete the online training courses.
For more information on how you can join the conversation, contact your Diversity Task Force team or your department head for more details!