If you’ve ever seen West Side Story, the classic tale of the conflict between Puerto Rican and white cultures here in America, you know a little about what it was like for me growing up in the 1960s and 70s. No, I was never in a knife fight, thank goodness. But as the children of our Puerto Rican mother, Angelica Josefina Diaz, and our Illinois-born father, Harry Lovejoy, Jr., my two siblings and I were raised with an unusual and sometimes conflicting mix of cultural influences. And during that period in American history, the white culture usually came out on top.Read More
For three decades, Borshoff partnered with the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities supporting its mission and initiatives through advocacy, education and promotional efforts. One of our keystone projects was Disability Awareness Month every March – a comprehensive and far-reaching statewide grassroots program, which garnered significant results in raising public awareness of disability issues. We are proud of our partnership with the Governor’s Council and have remained a close friend and strong supporter of the important work it is doing. Below is a blog by Kate Barrow, Executive Director, who shares her perspective on Disability Pride Month this July and the platform it provides for valuing people with disabilities and celebrating our differences. -Karen Alter, CEO, BorshoffRead More
As a native of Puerto Rico, I cherish and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. But its importance to me doesn’t come from a solid and steady connection to my heritage – it actually comes from my fear that I’d lost that connection, and my determination to get it back.Read More
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