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Nonotuck Celebrates Black History Month Across Multiple Mediums

February was Black History Month, and the Nonotuck community celebrated with notable quotes, statewide events, and a list of black-owned businesses.

We capped the month off with a vibrant discussion of the 2017 film Whose Streets? The documentary—which can be viewed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Youtube—chronicles the killing of Michael Brown, and subsequent Ferguson uprising.

We encourage our community to celebrate all year with these resources:

The month’s programming was designed by Nonotuck’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. The committee—which is run entirely by staff volunteers—meets regularly to promote greater cultural understanding for the Nonotuck community. “Nonotuck continues its journey to eliminate discrimination and bias.  During Black History Month we have celebrated and recognized employees’ racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds which helps build a safe space for discussions and offer employee engagement,” says NIchole Burke, co-chair of the DEI committee.  “We strive to continue to openly embrace people of color to be proud of their cultural and ethnic background as we embrace everyone’s differences in the workplace.

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

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Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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