This month’s diversity guest blog post is by Brooke A. Williams, LMSW, LCDC, Counselor in Austin Recovery’s Admissions and Detox programs. For more cultural holiday guest blog posts, click here. Today, Brooke is sharing some information with us on Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent.
Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday/Lent
By Brooke A. Williams, LMSW, [...]
As Hanukkah begins this weekend, we wanted to continue our tradition of guest blog posts on various cultural holidays as part of our ongoing diversity initiative. Today’s post is contributed by Jeff Kamen, Alumni/Volunteer Coordinator at Austin Recovery. Jeff, thank you for sharing such great information on the holiday, as well as [...]
Today marks the beginning of Diwali, so we have a special guest blog post contributed by Brooke Miller, LMSW, LCDC and Counselor / Case Manager at Austin Recovery. I love how Brooke not only teaches us about the cultural holiday, but also ponders the connections of the holiday’s significance with spirituality and recovery. Click here to see other [...]
This month’s cultural diversity guest blog post is written by Christina Hernandez, Austin Recovery Director of Administrative Operations. As the month of October is German-American Heritage Month, Christina shares with us some great information about Oktober, and why it is about more than just Oktoberfest to her, her family, and her culture. Thanks for sharing, [...]
Today’s Guest Blogger is Jeff Kamen, Austin Recovery Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator. As part of our ongoing diversity initiative and desire to spread more cultural awareness, Jeff has written a piece sharing his personal memories of Rosh Hashanah (which begins this Sunday, September 16) and what it means to him.
Rosh Hashanah, A Sweet Reflection
Ramadan lantern decorations. Source: Wikipedia.
By Ilana Zivkovich, LMSW, Austin Recovery Director of Clinical Development
Roughly a year and a half ago Austin Recovery created our first Diversity Committee – a group of enthusiastic, open-minded coworkers with a shared vision of promoting diversity, acceptance, and respect within our agency. We managed to [...]
Stonewall Riots, 1969.
Today’s blog post is written by Dustin Wolfe, a member of Austin Recovery’s heARt committee, an agency group committed to internally promote and educate staff about diversity. June is LGBTQIA Pride Month, and in order to celebrate that month, Dustin educates us on a historical moment and achievement for the gay community in the United States. Thank you [...]
Today’s contribution is from Guest Blogger Marisa Morales, MPA, Human Resources Generalist at Austin Recovery. Marisa writes about her personal experiences celebrating Cinco de Mayo and clarifies the popular misconception behind the celebration of this special Mexican holiday. Enjoy!
Growing up as a Mexican-American in a Texas border town, I often saw celebrations for [...]
There are a lot of holidays this weekend, Passover, Easter, and Vesak (Buddha’s birth) to name a few. As part of our ongoing diversity initiatives, a few members of our internal Diversity Task Force have written blog posts to share information and experiences around two of these holidays today. For more blog posts on diversity, [...]
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St. Patrick’s Day… when we were kids we celebrated it by wearing green (and pinching anyone who forgot to wear green), making shamrock-related crafts at school, and, at least in my family, eating delicious corned beef since it was always on sale this time of year. As we got older, it [...]