b'Industry NewsIan Simpson of Messer Construction Co. Supports The National ConferenceDiversity 101 Educational Series:for Community and Justice (NCCJ) This series includes four-two hour sessions. of Greater Dayton1)Social Change:What is my Role? - July 12th 2)Implicit Bias:Understanding Multi-Cultural The Miami Valley is filled with manyDiversity - July 23rdsmallnon-for-profitorganizations3)Privilege and the Responsibility of Being an Ally - thataredoingamazingworktoJuly 30thbringourcommunitytogetherand4)Inclusive Leadership - August 6th build strong leaders.We would like tohighlightoneofthosehiddenThese interactive sessions include small and large gems,TheNationalConferenceforgroups and can be done in person or thorough zoom.CommunityandJustice(NCCJ)ofAll sessions are held from noon - 2pm. GreaterDayton.$30 a session or $100 for the series Adriane Miller For more information on this series please visit WebecameawareofthisNCCJs website at: organizationfromIanSimpson, https://www.nccjgreaterdayton.org/training/SeniorProjectExecutiveforthe Messer Construction Company.IanNCCJsyouthprogrammingincludesAnytownYouth is currently the Board Chair and hasIan SimpsonLeadershipInstituteforHighSchoolyouth.Thisbeen involved with the organization for 8 years.Ian learned about NCCJ at their Annual FriendshipDinnerFundraiserwheretheygive Humanitarian Awards to members of the community doing extraordinary work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.Ian knew it was an organization that he wanted to support. NCCJopenedin1978.Theirmissionistobuilda community dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and allformsofdiscrimination.NCCJpromotesunder-standing, respect and institutional equality on matters ofrace,age,religion,sex,ethnicity,culture,ability, genderidentity,sexualorientation,andsocioeconomicstatus.NCCJachievesthisthrough youthprogrammingandbypromotingdiversityand addressinginstitutionalbiasintheworkplace.To accomplish this mission, NCCJ personnel work closely with members of the community to help develop and empower strong leaders.Leaders who are prepared tospeakupwhentheyseeinjusticeandaddresssystemicissueswithintheirorganizationsand community.NCCJ works closely with local organizations to create more inclusive work environments.In response to the death of George Floyd, NCCJ created a Diversity 101 series that is offered in the community and tointerested organizations. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 Page 10CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL'