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black HERstory - valerie collins thomas

black HERstory - valerie collins thomas

WHAT YOU DO: In 2014 I started a consulting service to support UAB and Children’s Hospital recruit physicians to Birmingham. When they identify a potential faculty candidate, I reach out and find out what their quality of life priorities are and during that first and second visit, I make sure they see and touch it before they leave! We are especially focused on cultural, spiritual, or religious priorities that are often a significant part of the decision and may get overlooked by more traditional recruiting processes...The VAL Group team LOVES showing off Birmingham to people who are often VERY skeptical...

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being better for black history

being better for black history

A few weeks ago, we invited fifteen of our coworkers, friends, and customers to come to the store to model our clothes on a Sunday afternoon. Every person invited was brown or black. We popped champagne and ate snacks and blared Lizzo and took a couple hundred pictures in front of loud, bold backdrops. There was laughter, friendship, and big, gooey happy. We spent one afternoon honoring some people we admire and adore, and it was likely the most joyful two hours I’ve had inside our shop yet. It gave me life. February is dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the...

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the basics about basic.

the basics about basic.

"...at the core of our beliefs is the notion that the basic. rights of all individuals should be respected and honored."

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