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."
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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.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Prospanica in partnership with Kanarys, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) technology company released the results of the first-ever 2021 Prospanica Workplace Inclusion & Equity Report on Monday, October 4, 2021.
This first-of-its-kind survey of Latinx employees in the U.S. uncovers valuable insights into the experiences of underrepresented professionals in corporate America.
The Prospanica Center for Social Justice (PCSJ) platform is a hub of resources and programming. This is a place to deepen your connections with peers and resources around Social Justice. View on-demand webinars such as Colorism and the Black Latino/a/x Experience, In and Out Groups – Navigating An Uneven Playing Field, Pronoun Competency Workshop, and more! Join the community, access is Free.
The 2021 Prospanica Leadership Summit, held virtually March 17-19, featured learning experiences and content from our latest initiative, the Prospanica Center for Social Justice (PCSJ). Among other topics, we explored critical conversations, leadership self-awareness and self-care, and critical communication for diversity leaders. Beyond our development sessions, we hosted virtual networking opportunities for professionals ready to impact their company’s culture.
In Partnership with Adelphi University, Prospanica offered attendees the opportunity to earn the Certificate of Leadership for an Equity-Based Culture.
Attendees also had the opportunity to take the DiSC Assessment and Workshop, Effective Discussions and Relationships: Strengthen Your Communications through Personal Styles, which utilized the Everything DiSC® assessment to generate deep personal insights.
The Special Edition Newsletter Series grew out of the events on January 6, 2021. This format allowed us to probe the topic more deeply, and it grew into the PCSJ Digital Journal.
A Call to Action: Responding to the Now
Prospanica responds to the recent events and the current climate, with a call to action steps and creating a safe place for Dialogue. Continue reading to learn more about how you can get involved and join the conversation.
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 PCSJ Digital Journal is an online publication that shares multiple viewpoints on a variety of topics relating to equity, identity, and social justice.
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.
This issue marks the first anniversary of the creation of the Prospanica Center for Social Justice (PCSJ). The decision to launch the Prospanica Center for Social Justice occurred at a most memorable moment in a most memorable year.
Prospanica leaders, Thomas Savino, CEO of Prospanica, Monica Puente, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Evan Cleveland, Director of Programming and the PCSJ reflect on its start and the experience of its first year.
Prospanica will continue the introspection by inviting Prospanica members to take part in a virtual conversation on social justice, which was held in July 2021.
This journal provides a reflection on the member conversation from July 13, 2021, in which Prospanica members joined a virtual town hall to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the PCSJ and to talk about their experiences within that same year. Prospanica CEO, Thomas Savino, and two PCSJ Advisory Board members, Dr. Laura Quiros and Richard Lopez, share their perspectives on several topics from that conversation, including the leader's responsibility to a team's mental health, leader self-care, and intentional listening.
This note from Dr. Laura Quiros, a founding member of the PCSJ Advisory Board, discusses creating the space for identity--no matter how complicated--and connection. Click to read.