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Black ERG – Artist Tea & Chat with Dr. Leslie Hammond 2.18.2021

February 18th, The Black ERG will be hosting an Artist Tea & Chat with Dr. Leslie Hammond on Innovative Planning in Urban Environments. Dr. Hammond will discuss potential for planners, of all kind, to empower communities to take ownership of their own built-environments. She will also introduce artists whose works and community-building activities transform urban communities, world-wide.

February 19th , The Black ERG will be having an introductory conversation with the Black Lady Planners of  Georgia Tech’s City and Regional Planning Program. This meeting will encourage a discussion about advocacy best practices, general career advice, engaging allies & transitioning advocacy work from school to the work setting.

February 23rd, The B&D Book Club will be reading The Good Lord by James McBride. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856 when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry’s master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town–along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859–one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. Join us for a great conversation!

February 26th ,The Spotlight Series will be a Black History Month Spotlight Special! Join us for a conversation about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. B&D HBCU alumni will share their college experiences, we will explore challenges and opportunities facing HBCUs and look at how the work we do at B&D can support HBCUs to remain so valuable to their communities.

Also, we are hosting the (#Justforfun) slack channel all month, so be sure to check it out & participate!

Check out your employee discounts with LifeMart!

ADP offers a great members only discount shopping website called LifeMart that provides deals on nationally recognized brand-name products and services as well as local retailers. They provide employees with real savings to help manage everyday needs such as travel, movie tickets, electronics, wellness, restaurants & dining, and rental cars to name a few.

If you have not signed up and would like to register for this free service, please follow the steps below.

  1. Log into ADP
  2. Go to MYSELF
  3. Go to BENEFITS

Join Blue365 to start saving today!

Blue365 is a free health and wellness discount program offered by CareFirst to enrolled members. Similar to LifeMart, Blue365 works with top national and local retailers to bring you discounts on fitness gear, gym memberships, vision care, healthy eating options and much more. It’s very easy to access this benefit, simply register here by entering our CareFirst member pre-fix. Once you’re registered, you will begin receiving deals and wellness tips by email.

Please feel free to reach out to Caitlin Sanchez if you have any questions. 202.266.3418

2020 Office Supply Order Process

Happy New Year! In the spirit of the new year, we are making some new changes to the supply order process. Starting now, supply orders will only be made on the 1st and 16th of every month. This applies to all supply orders, including office supply orders, IT equipment orders (such as keyboards and mice), and individual order requests. Please ensure that your requests are placed by EOD on the 15th and last of the month. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Brittney Bennett  |  Administrative Assistant

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