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Finding 'Hidden Figures' everywhere

Justice ShorterJustice Shorter, a crisis communication professional who specializes in policy advocacy, strategic communication and inclusion, earned her MA in Sustainable Development. In this Medium.com article, referring to the Oscar-winning film “Hidden Figures,” Justice writes:

“Hidden Figures can be found everywhere?—?among youth who identify new ways to reshape our social relationships while acknowledging issues at the intersection of identity. You can find them within groups of ethnic and religious minorities who strive for equal rights by combating mistrust, stereotypes and discrimination. You can find them among people with disabilities who break barriers and excel in positions that were historically held by those without disabilities. And among employees who institutionalize policies of inclusion while simultaneously holding supervisory staff accountable for implementing more equitable practices.”