The chief cultural mission of the Center is to improve our ability to have critical conversations about social justice issues as a diverse and multi-faceted community. We want to encourage civil discourse and make it easier and more available.
"Historically, our socially-conscious efforts have primarily occurred through our partnerships with fellow professional development organizations. With the creation of the Center, we take a small but important step toward the type of bold, sustained action required to successfully address inequity and achieve true social justice."
The PCSJ provides and plans various activities throughout the year including speaker engagements, workshops,
opportunities for dialogue, a book club, and sessions about diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity
for Prospanica members and the greater community.
Special Edition Newsletter pt. 1
Prospanica condemns the violent insurrection on January 6, 2021, in which the United States Capitol was breached and desecrated in an attempt to stop the work of the people. Our mission—to empower and enable Hispanic MBAs and business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential—relies on our democracy.
Special Edition Newsletter pt. 2
In this issue we choose a new moment. One of reflection and acknowledgment of the trauma we have experienced and one that seeks to heal. In “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Michelle Otero illustrates the relationship to stories, multiple truths, and how we can move forward. Dr. Laura Quiros, in “Belonging,” encourages a number of powerful actions for readers to help them connect with one another. Her suggestions could very well serve as meditation for participants of the Prospanica Center for Social Justice.
As the series concludes, in the Special Edition Newsletter pt.3, we seek to move forward with healing and transformation. Read the latest edition from our CEO, Thomas Savino, Damyn Kelly, J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Social Services of New York, and Richard Lopez, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Dell.
The articles in this edition of the Prospanica Center for Social Justice Journal explore challenges faced by the Asian American community. We call on our community to understand these challenges and join us in standing in solidarity. Dr. Ngan Nguyen, Ascend Foundation, contributes “Model Minority Myth & the Double-Edged Sword” acritical eye-opening article on this myth and how it plays a major role in the injustices faced by the Asian American community. Minué Yoshida’s “Asia-Latinos, More Than Allies” more personally describes hatred towards Asian Americans and provides a plan for change.
"The fight against racism and inequality in the world requires that we join together against any form of hate or discrimination. To our Asian American team members and the broader Asian American community, we support you and we stand with you." - Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies.
The 2021 Prospanica Leadership Summit, held virtually March 17-19, will feature learning experiences and content from our latest initiative, the Prospanica Center for Social Justice (PCSJ). Among other topics, we’ll explore how to have critical conversations, leadership self-awareness and self-care, and critical communication for diversity leaders. Beyond our development sessions, we’ll also host virtual networking opportunities so you can connect with other professionals who want to impact their company’s culture.
In Partnership with Adelphi University, Prospanica offers attendees the opportunity to earn the Certificate of Leadership for an Equity-Based Culture.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to take the DiSC Assessment and Workshop, Effective Discussions and Relationships: Strengthen Your Communications through Personal Styles, utilizes the Everything DiSC® assessment to generate deep personal insights.
We are actively seeking partners — public relation firms, universities, diversity champions in the corporate sector, research firms and think tanks — to help us make the Center’s offerings widely available.
Please email us at email@example.com to set up a time and discuss ways to get involved.