During the month of June we are asked to look at, consider, and take steps to correct a history of injustice. PRIDE month gives us the impetus to remember the past and value the struggle for respect and justice. It is also a time to celebrate the gains that have been made in our culture and honor the LGBT individuals who fought the fight for PRIDE.
AMS Fulfillment is very grateful to play a role in correcting the wrongs of the past in hiring, promotion, culture and all aspects of doing business in today’s world. The past needs to be corrected in the present and AMS is committed to be a leader and example in diversity, equity and inclusion.
We asked AMS’ Samantha Hicks, Sr. Administrator, Human Resources Benefits, what AMS has been focused upon during PRIDE Month.
“With the theme of “Unity in Diversity”, this year’s LBGT Pride Month seeks to celebrate the accomplishments, heroism, and stories of LBGT Community. Having a truly diverse company culture goes beyond bringing in people with physical differences. Diversity celebrates different attributes and backgrounds, not just race or gender, that gives someone original thoughts, perspectives and talents which enriches AMS culture.
“Each month, AMS offers a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion one-hour training for all employees to take. All employees are required to take this course, so please sign up and keep an eye out for your name on the pre-designated roster.”
AMS Fulfillment strives to create a corporate culture that is truly inclusive, and willing to give due respect to voices that have been historically excluded. We are a B Corporation, and as such we are committed to ‘B The Change’ for the better.
We encourage readers to learn about events that led to the PRIDE movement. While the Stonewall uprising didn’t start the gay rights movement, it was an event that led to new organizations and political gains. In 2016 President Obama designated the site of the riots and the surrounding streets a national monument in recognition of the area’s contribution to gay rights.
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