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It has been a crazy and scary time due to COVID-19, Fear of the Unknown

It has been a crazy and scary time due to COVID-19. We all have a fear of the unknown. I'm fortunate and extremely grateful that I am able to work remotely from my own home safely with my family. Those that are reading this may or may not know that my passion is creating engaged environments that are inclusive, diverse, and equitable. I am the Owner/Founder of AllThingzAP, where it is our primary mission for individuals to be their authentic selves. The best way I can contribute throughout this ordeal is making sure to continue and spread an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment.

In the upcoming weeks, I will have "office hours" where we can discuss things that are on your mind surrounding diversity & inclusion. Please click here to schedule a call.

Please no sales or marketing calls.

Last week, I hosted a virtual webinar with panelists Tayo Rockson, Kate Bischoff, & Liza Talusan, where we discussed COVID19 and its Impact Towards Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Click here to view the recorded webinar. I plan on hosting another webinar in the upcoming weeks.

I am on a variety of boards and committees including the Bergen County Human Relations Commission, where I volunteer as one of the County Commissioners. Please see the Public Statement from the Bergen County Human Relations Commission below.

Public Statement from Bergen County Human Relations Commission

In light of the unprecedented measures and growing impact of the COVID19 virus on our community, and on behalf of the Bergen County Human Relations Commission, we, the undersigned, are committed to promoting and supporting all Bergen County residents no matter their race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, faith, disability, medical history, or socioeconomic status.

Now is a time for us to come together as a community to support each other, respect our differences, and promote not only tolerance but acceptance of the fact that we are all in this together. No one will be untouched by our current circumstances.

It is a time for us to practice compassion, kindness, generosity, and inclusion. We encourage our neighbors to rise to our highest moral character and resist the negative impulses of bigotry, discrimination, labeling, bullying, exclusion, and harassment.

Stay informed. Stay vigilant. Follow government orders, rules, and recommendations. Be kind. Call your neighbors. Offer to supply the vulnerable.

While we must distance ourselves physically to prevent the spread of this virus, we must also stay connected socially and pull together as a community, one neighborhood at a time.

In response to this crisis, we encourage you to honor this Bergen Community Human Relations Commission Pledge:

“I pledge my allegiance to you, my neighbor, to act in good faith with the ideals of justice, civility, and compassion for all humanity as my guide, to accept you for who you are, and to help shape a community that reflects these ideals.”

We invite you to support one another by sharing information, learning about each others’ cultures and faiths, and gathering together online.

Names of signatories: Elizabeth Rebein, Chairwoman

Reverend Willard Ashley, Vice Chairman

Karen Beckford Bennett Nvair Beylerian Leslie Billet Imam Mohammad Charaf Father Minhy Cho Jyoti Gandi Ira Goodman Romi Herrera Esmilda Abreu Hornbostel

Joy Kurland Jonathan Lancaster

Anthony Paradiso Ron Rosensweig Janet Sharma Borahm Song Anthony Torres

Please be cautious, vigilant, and optimistic.

We are in this together!

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