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Exploring the KOAN method: A Bolder Vision

Exploring the KOAN method: A Bolder Vision

Today’s challenges require solutions that our current systems and organizations are not designed to produce repeatedly or reliably. Creating conditions where purpose-driven, authentic leaders can thrive requires us to cultivate a new approach — one that is both possible and within reach.

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Embracing Empathy to HEAL

Embracing Empathy to HEAL

Organizations, systems, and communities have legacies that can keep us mired in old patterns. The HEAL mantra helps us explore the past with curiosity and care so that we can build a better tomorrow.

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🎥  Color blind or color brave – Mellody Hobson

🎥  The geography of inequality – Kevin Ehrman-Solberg

🎥  Lucky Zipcodes – Amy Hunter

🎥  The problem with race-based medicine – Dorothy Roberts

🎥  An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, Mia Birdsong

🎥  How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time – Baratunde Thurston

📰 How to Be Less Stupid About Race – Crystal Marie Fleming 

📰 The Urgency of Intersectionality Ted Talk – Kimberlé Crenshaw 

📰 The Unbearable Grief of Black Mothers” – A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez 

📰 “George Floyd’s Mother was not there but he used her as a Sacred Invocation”  – Lonnae O’Neal 

📰 The Plug – Sherrell Dorsey 

📰 “Dear White People: Here are 10 Actions You can take to Promote Racial Justice in the Workplace”  – Dana Brownlee 

📰 How to Be a Good American – Dana Brownlee 

📰 CNN’s Omar Jimenez Could Have Been Me — Or Any of My Black Colleagues – Jada Gomez 

📰 What We Should Have Learned From the L.A. Riots – Erik Parker 

📰 How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change – Barack Obama 

📰 Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death Is… A Lot – Shenequa Golding 

📰 How White Women Can Use Their Privilege to End Racism – Tikia K. Hamilton, PhD 

📰 My Dad Warned Me About the Myth of Racial Progress — He Was Right – Drew Costley 

📰 We Won’t Let This Moment Be a Trend – Vanessa K. De Luca 

📰 Office Allies Can’t Undo Yet Another Black Murder – The Only Black Guy In the Office 

📰 There’s No Such Thing as a Pretty Protest – Tirhakah Love 

📚 Me & White Supremacy – Layla Saad 

📚 How to Be An Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi

📚 So You Want to Talk About Race? – Ijeoma Oluo

📚 I’m Still Here – Austin Channing Brown

📚 Women, Race & Class – Angela Davis

📚  Equality: Courageous Conversations about Women, Men and Race to Spark a Diversity and Inclusion Breakthrough – Trudy Bourgeois

📚 
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

📚 Inner Work of Racial Justice – Rhonda Magee

📚 Racial Justice and Antiracism Book List – Des Moines Public Library

📚 Caste: Origins of Our Discontent – Isabel Wilkerson

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JEDI Journey Cards: Prompts, Questions, and Reflections to Help Us Move Toward a More Inclusive, Equitable Future

JEDI Journey Cards: Prompts, Questions, and Reflections to Help Us Move Toward a More Inclusive, Equitable Future

We designed the JEDI Journey cards to push people to engage deeper in the complexities of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We know these things take time and the solutions are not readily easy (if they were, would we still be talking about this?). JEDI Journey implies an ongoing process. To borrow from the Bard and nudge the saying a bit – “The journey is the thing!”

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Exploring the KOAN method: A Bolder Vision

Exploring the KOAN method: A Bolder Vision

Today’s challenges require solutions that our current systems and organizations are not designed to produce repeatedly or reliably. Creating conditions where purpose-driven, authentic leaders can thrive requires us to cultivate a new approach — one that is both possible and within reach.

read more