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Department slams brakes on diversity classes — Friday, September 25, 2020 — www.eenews.net

The Interior Department, one of the government’s whitest agencies, is postponing a series of training events on race and diversity in light of recent directives from the White House.

In an email to agency leaders obtained by E&E News, Interior’s chief diversity officer said the “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Conversations” will be put on hold until further guidance from the White House.

The email is in response to a Sept. 4 memo from the Office of Management and Budget that banned agency spending on any training event that discusses “white privilege,” characterizing it as “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Erica White-Dunston,

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‘Chef’s Kitchen’ classes fundraise for Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services has partnered with local chefs to present “Chef’s Kitchen,” a set of virtual, live and interactive cooking classes. Seasonally themed “Italian Harvest,” “Oktoberfest” and “Thanksgiving Surprise,” each takes participants into a chef’s kitchen, wherein he’ll offer recipes, secrets and tips while raising funds for Alameda Family Services to put toward its community network of medical, mental health and child development services.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alameda Family Services has seen requests for its services, support and resources go up by about 35% and has had to adjust its normal fundraising methods to the new

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