On top of a global pandemic, this past year has been overwhelmingly emotional and stressful as a Black person in America having to learn yet even more names who were victims of racist killings.
I, along with many of my friends and colleagues, have received numerous (and hopefully well meaning) requests from non-Black individuals asking different variations of “What can I do to help?” So, here are a collection of sources that may help to start the conversation.
Action Items for Team Leaders:
- There are many brilliant scholars, journalists, organizations, and DEI experts who provide services and produce resources on topics of anti-racism, Black economic disparity, and microaggressions. Seek them out, donate to their efforts, and pay them for their expertise.
- Also, do yourself and your team a favor by reading, sharing, and incorporating the insights found in the articles below.
For fellow Black organization leaders, I see you and I am here to support, as always. Now more than ever, the world needs sustainable community-driven organizations. Do what you can to show up for yourself and your organization everyday, even if you need to ask for help.