Our TIDE flows with love and acceptance for allFEBRUARY 5, 2021
In January, AlphaGroup announced that it formed a committee dedicated to actively working toward realizing the company’s FOEs Against Discrimination (Fairness, Opportunity, Equality) goals. The founding members of this committee are pleased to unveil the official name of this corporate initiative.
The AlphaGroup is pleased to introduce TIDE (Tolerance, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality). This acronym shares our core principles to support all races, religions, ages, abilities, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations. The goals for TIDE are to support the company’s core values by providing education, collaboration, and accountability within our workplace, in our online presence, and during our client-facing efforts.
While we intend these efforts to be promoted throughout the year, the TIDE committee has also created monthly themes that will be supported through a lineup of guest speakers, all-staff trainings, suggested readings, internal events, and volunteer outreach. The upcoming topics include February’s “Unity in Diversity,” “Women in the Workplace” in March, “Inclusive Language” in April, “Diverse Cultures” in May, and “LGBTQ+” in June.
“Our intention for February is to explore the ways that our differences strengthen our workplace and our community, and to investigate how we can continue to celebrate those differences,” said TIDE committee member and Assistant Medical Editor Angie Schaefer (she/her).
To honor our February theme of Unity in Diversity, we endeavor to do more to observe Black History Month 2021, whose theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” founded by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. To learn more about Black History Month, we invite you to visit The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®), whose mission it is to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community.