“Diversity and inclusion are two interconnected concepts—but they are far from interchangeable. Diversity is about representation or the make-up of an entity. Inclusion is about how well the contributions, presence, and perspectives of different groups of people are valued and integrated into an environment.”
-Matt Bush, Culture Coaching Lead at Great Place to Work

Our Vision

To ignite action through communication and understanding of the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and representation.

Our Focus

  • Provide educational resources to fuel an internal examination of our biases and perceptions
  • Contribute to information to initiate courageous conversations within our workplaces
  • Facilitate caring and value in each other
  • Publish opportunities to engage in events in our community

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Genelle Moore – Committee Chair
Tanisha Gray
Tim Hahn
Kelli Hopkins
Jessi Silwagon
Rob Rowan

Are you interested in volunteering on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee?

Please contact Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson at diversityandinclusion@lincolnhr.org

Community Outreach Centers

  • Hispanic Community Center | 2300 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 | 402-474-3950
  • Asian Community & Cultural Center | 2635 ‘O’ Street, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68510 | 402-477-3446
  • Indian Center | 1100 Military Road, Lincoln, NE 68508 | 402-438-5231
  • Lincoln Area Agency on Aging | 1005 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | 402-441-7070
  • Malone Community Center | 2032 U Street Lincoln, NE 68503 | 402-474-1110
  • Faces of the Middle East | Lincoln Interfaith Council 140 S. 27th St. Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68510 | 402-476-6223
  • African Community and Cultural Center | 1225 F St. Lincoln, NE 68508 | 402-477-6926
  • State Refugee Resettlement Center | 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509 | 402-471-9200
  • OutNebraska/Nebraska LGBTQ | 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Good Neighbor Community Center | 2617 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503 | 402-477-4173

Educational Resources

“The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for The Washington Post When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.”