Yonkers Woman Wins on Wheel of Fortune; Unconscious Bias Workshop

 

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according Westchester Woman: Yonkers Woman Wins on Wheel of Fortune; Unconscious Bias Workshop; MORE.

1.) Jade Greene-Grant solved the puzzle. The Yonkers woman, who is a teacher in the Bronx, won $84,000 this week on ‘Wheel of Fortune.’

Read the story about her win in the Daily Voice:

Westchester Woman Spins, Wins Big On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A Westchester woman spun and won big this week in her debut on Wednesday night’s “Wheel of Fortune.” Jade Greene-Grant, a teacher in the Bronx who calls Yonkers home, won $84,000 in prizes and came within lette…

2.) The following is from the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester – The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester (YWCA) will present the second of the series, Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:45 am to 10:00am at the YWCA North Street Activity Center located at 515 North Street, White Plains.

Registration is $30, with group discounts offered, and is available online at www.ywcawpcw.org or by contacting Julia Nesbitt, Director, YWCA Racial Justice Initiatives at 914-949-6227 ext.106 or via email jnesbitt@ywcawpcw.org.

Join Mecca Santana, VP of Diversity & Community Relations of Westchester Medical Center as she leads the conversation on "Unconscious Bias II" – September 21 at #YWCAWhiteplains #onamission Register Today

Posted by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester on Sunday, September 11, 2016

“Unconscious Bias II is needed now more than ever as our country grapples with the issue of racial injustice.  The workshop will provide valuable tools to enable us to move forward”, explained Maria Imperial, CEO, YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.

This interactive session will address underpinnings of unconscious bias, while also employing Mecca Santana’s 4R’s (Recognition, Reflection, Reconciliation, and Remediation) to combat the issue.

What is unconscious bias? There is growing evidence, according to social scientists, that hidden biases are related to discriminatory behavior in a wide range of human interactions, including choices in hiring and promotions. Additionally, unconscious bias has emerged as an important clue to the disparity between public opinion, as expressed by America’s creed and social goals, and the amount of discrimination that still exists.

 

3.) Today’s headlines:

New Yorkers buying more electric cars, using chargers

John Markowitz, lead engineer for the New York Power Authority, and President and CEO Gil Quiniones explain how to use an electric car charging station at the Tarrytown train station Sept. 15, 2016.

Standing together to fight pipelines: View

AIM, Dakota pipeline projects to transport dangerous products from fracking Indigenous people have never stopped fighting to protect our culture, our lands and our very survival in the 524 years since Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic voyage began the systematic and genocidal occupation and plunder that continues to this day.

5 Great Foods for Gut Health

Pick a pepper, any pepper. Especially if it’s pickled. Photo: Fotolia/hummy Everyone knows they should be eating right, but what about the gut processing all that food? According to Jodi Baretz, holistic health coach at The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, “A healthy micro biome, or bacteria in the gut, is critical for digestive health and [preventing] inflammation in the body, allergies, asthma, and a host of other diseases.”

 

College of New Rochelle now fully coed

There’s a buzz around campus at the College of New Rochelle. Nearly 50 new male freshmen in the School of Arts & Sciences arrived for classes last week, marking the first time in CNR’s 112-year history men were accepted into the school. Men make up about one-fifth of the freshman class.