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Organized in Snohomish County every year for the last five years, the 2020 Step Up Conference is entirely virtual. It’s inexpensive and can is even available for free, if you ask. They’ve created a pretty remarkable learning event for th...
Bearing witness to Black life only when it ends in a death is a white tradition. It is lynching, but now it is digital. White people, statistically less likely to be in diverse friend groups and more likely to know only other white...
When you look at the coronavirus world, it is entirely shaped by the structure of the before world. All of the racial inequities that were in the before world, they are naturally being reproduced in the coronavirus world because the...
These recommendations come to us from Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. Here are suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observation...
McGhee describes how the election of Barack Obama resulted in both a racial backlash and the illusion that we were suddenly living in a post-racial society. She also shares a hopeful story that demonstrates a pathway towards healing...
Please listen to this clear, kind, compassionate message and invitation from Nicole Walters she shares with those of us white her everyday, common, non-political experience as Black. And invites us to do better. Some of what we’ve shar...
An article from Ola Caracola, first published on Medium on June 5, 2020 My newsfeed turned into a sea of black squares over the last couple of days, as I’m sure is the case for many of you, reading this. Initially, this warmed my heart...
I truly thank you for wanting to understand what you are having a hard time understanding. Coincidentally, over the last few days I have been thinking about sharing some of the incidents of prejudice/racism I’ve experienced in my...
Strangers in Their Own Land in an insightful book by Arlie Russell Hochschild from several years ago gives a glimpse of some of the experiences in our wider culture which sustain racism in the United States. When Donald Trump won the 20...
From Michelle Weber’s blog Perhaps you have noticed that America is on fire. Perhaps you have noticed that people of color are disproportionately dying of Covid-19. Perhaps you are starting to realize that America has been heaping violen...
The Response podcast: Inequality, structural racism, and the fight for justice after the Grenfell Tower fire
Shareable does incredible work which brings forth stories we must learn from. This Podcast is one of these stories On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire rag...
Coursera at the University of Illinois has created this 11 hour, do at your own speed online course. And it is free! Learners will deepen their understanding and appreciation of ways in which race, ethnicity and cultural diversity hav...
These are some of the characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics...
Frieda Nixdorf and the Weavers and Coordinators of the Work That Reconnects Network stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous Communities in the United States, Canada, and everywhere else in the world as uprisings gain str...
Before we can share our own big news with you below: Wow. What a time in history this is. Hundreds of thousands of people are courageously rising up in defense of black lives, and police are showing off their brutality in cities all...
By Dax-Devlon Ross in the June 5th NonProfit Quarterly On Friday afternoon I got a call with a buddy I hadn’t spoken to in a couple of years. We met when we were 10 years old playing boys club basketball in Washington, D.C. Back then,...
From the Washington Post By Tre Johnson I am 10 and watching my grandfather’s back stiffen and shrink as an officer pulls us over on the way home from the mall. I am 16, facedown on the hood of a cruiser in Ewing, N.J. I am 22 and si...
White Fragility is a vital, necessary and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now. DiAngelo joins the front ranks of white...
Originally from WebMD. June 10, 2020 African Americans were already disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the disease that has swept across the globe in just months. Then George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis. Even amid ...
Many of us are working to discover what we can do right now to end systemic racism. One thing is to put our financial resources to use in supporting those, like Lead to Life. Please read this call to action in full. They will be gratefu...
Daily Good offer this compilation of resources as a starting point with the recognition that the work extends far beyond what’s included here and happens over the course of a lifetime. They share these resources as an invitation to...
One Story That was what we heard and saw as each of 28 different communities, spread from the Alaska to the South Pacific, from Bangladesh to Louisiana and around to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington share their story of the immediacy ...
This Scientific American article by Zeynep Tufekci is more than an essay about one TV show with dragons. He uses fan reactions to the final season of Game of Thrones, to explore the difference between sociological and psychological story...
Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons offers inspiration for anyone who aspires to grow into their own unique form of leadership with resilience and joy. Informed by her extensive experience with multicultural women’s leadership development,...
This lovely analysis was made by Duane Elgin and Robert Bushnell almost 40 years ago and points with stunning accuracy to our world today. Limits to Large Complex Systems...
How do individuals. groups, organizations and industries evolve over time? How do they adapt or fail to adapt to changing environments? How can change be planned and managed?...
How does social innovation interact with other forms of (transformative) change, and how are actors (dis)empowered therein? TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) is an ambitious research project that will develop a theory of ...
A portrait of a rich and vibrant movement, full of promise and hope for a better future....
This article chronicles the initial response to Japan's triple disasters of March 11, 2011. It looks at how people begin to create the new after everything falls apart....
“Western culture’s traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement,” says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of this thought-provoking video. “It made us the dominant species on the planet.”...
If we stepped away from our assumptions of what a talented leader looks like, what would we see?...
The emotionally charged story recounted at the beginning Dr. Paul Zak’s film—of a terminally ill two-year-old named Ben and his father—offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human brain responds to effective storytell...
Sixty youth from sixteen countries stand in a river in Southeast Brazil slapping their hands on the water, chanting, “HE-áh-na-na-na, HEáh-na-na-na, HE-áh-nah-nah- HE!”...