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The Penn State Health 22-Day Inclusion Challenge – June 15: Diversity Conversations about Generations  

June 15

The Penn State Health 22-Day Inclusion Challenge
WEEK 3 – Theme: Social Justice for Diverse Populations 

June 15: Diversity Conversations about Generations  

Each generation, whether baby boomers (born 1946-1964), Gen (born 1965-1980), or Gen Y/Millennials (19811994/6), have addressed social justice issues. Baby boomers dealt with race riots, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam protests, and the assassinations of John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy.  Generation X saw the rise AIDS activists, reproductive health advocates, and LGBT fight pioneers and grew up in racially integrated schools and communities. Anita Hill’s testimony rallied women to advance women’s rights – the step ahead of the Me Too movement. Gen Y or millennials, has been described as a population dedicated to social justice that collaborates with other generations to solve social issues. Generation Z, born 1997-2012, is referred to as both the Action Generation and the justice-oriented digital generation. This generation has already demonstrated a passion for addressing social justice issues.  

Activity: To learn more about what is important to Generation Z, watch the following 5 minute videos:  

  • An Open Letter: Sincerely, Gen Z. Watch here 
  • What NYC’s Generation Z thinks about social justice issues. Watch here.  

Please note: Some links may not be accessible on clinical workstations. Employees can view them on a nonclinical workstation or their personal device. 

Click here for a calendar of activities for The Penn State Health 22-Day Inclusion Challenge.


June 15




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