Foodlink Offers Free Cooking Workshops

Foodlink is offering free cooking demonstrations with a nutritionist at the Rochester Public Market Saturday May 2nd from 9am-1pm.

The demonstrations are open for everyone and will run thorough the summer Thursday’s and Saturday’s.

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Diversity in the Workplace

Recently, the Huffington Post  released an article titled Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color written by Ashley Velez.

The author challenges the socially accepted standards of professionalism set by Eurocentric views as she begins to interview for corporate jobs.

While we see a growing number of naturalistas taking roles of leadership in the corporate world, there unfortunately is still an invisible systematic mountain that is placed before women of color to climb.

I am impatiently awaiting the day when I see women wearing hijabs, locs, etc to work or on TV without people making them feel like some kind of spectacle.

Let’s focus on a woman’s knowledge, work ethic, and skill as preliminaries for professionalism instead of the way she looks.

Has your place of work ever made you feel as if your natural self was unacceptable or unprofessional? What did you do to challenge those standards?

Gentlemen, feel free to chime in as well. Many of you face the same natural struggle in the workforce. We want to hear your stories.

Check out the article and leave your thoughts on our Facebook page.