NASA Langley celebrates its diverse work force August
NASA Langley Research Centers Multicultural Leadership
Team (MCLT) will sponsor the Centers second annual Diversity
Day celebration at 11 a.m., Aug. 3, on the picnic grounds of the
H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.
This years event will feature a variety of cultural
displays and demonstrations, a cultural fashion show and
performances by Desert Wind dancers, the Hellenic Youth Dancers,
the Suwabi African Ballet and Langley employees performing their
various talents. A Disabilities Awareness booth will also be
available to cover such topics as diabetes, heart disease,
non-paralytic impairments, etc., during the program.
The keynote speaker will be Mr. Kelly Wright, co-anchor of
"Fox43 News at 10," on Fox WVBT channel 43. He will share his
vision of working in a harmonious work environment. "The purpose of
Diversity Day is to promote appreciation of our differences and to
celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds," says James Fields,
Diversity Day chairperson.
"Last years event was the first of its kind held at
Langley," says Fields. Diversity Day 2001 has gained increased
employee and contractor participation as well as participation from
other NASA Centers, city and officials, Langley Air Force Base, and
Diversity Day is in alignment with NASAs mission to create
an environment that demonstrates a commitment to multicultural
values and fosters innovation, respect, trust, teamwork and
continuous improvement within the workplace.
The general public is invited to the event. Members of the media
who wish to attend should contact Kimberly W. Land (757) 864-9885
or at email@example.com.
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