Organizational Diversity and Development
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DHFS Leadership Institute
The DHFS Leadership Institute (DLI) provides relevant and challenging leadership development opportunities for supervisors and emerging leaders. The DLIs vision is to develop strong, diverse, departmental and organizational leaders that represent excellence in performance and achievement. Learn More
August Focus: VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States. The act significantly widened the franchise and is considered among the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history. Since its passage, the Voting Rights Act has been amended to include such features as the protection of voting rights for non-English speaking American citizens.
Upcoming Diversity/Leadership Sessions:
08/04: HF4286: 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (DIVERSITY)
08/05: HF5434:Balanced Leadership (LEADERSHIP)
08/10: HF4264: Detropia (DIVERSITY)
08/13: HF4265: Is Education the Great Equalizer in America? (DIVERSITY)
08/18: HF4266: First Generational Students (DIVERSITY)
08/19: HF5435: The 5 Levels of Leadership(LEADERSHIP)
08/25: HF4263: Chinese Voices: history, culture, and language (DIVERSITY)
08/28: HF4238: Brown Bag Diversity Topic Discussion (DIVERSITY)