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The Role of Space-based Technologies in Healthcare on Earth

The Role of Space-based Technologies in Healthcare on Earth

In April of 2020, Integrated Work had the honor of partnering with the International Space University to develop a virtual offering that would fill the gap left by not being able to offer their regular summer program on campus in Strasbourg, France. The findings from the work that the cohort of nearly 90 space-professionals from all over the world accomplished, focused on the role of space-based technologies in addressing and remediating health crises on earth, were recently published in Nature Medicine. 

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Mission Matters, But Are You Stuck?

Mission Matters, But Are You Stuck?

While we guide individuals to lead with purpose, we often send these folks back into systems that haven’t really evolved to support new ways of thinking and being. Download CEO Jennifer Simpson’s thought-provoking piece “Amplify Your Impact: Making the Most of Mission-Driven Leadership” to learn about an organizing model that helps leaders deliver on their vision.

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Facilitator’s Corner: How Superpowered Introductions Dismantle Problematic Power Dynamics

Facilitator’s Corner: How Superpowered Introductions Dismantle Problematic Power Dynamics

Many group events and activities open with some sort of welcome or warm-up exercise, providing participants with a chance to introduce themselves before addressing the topic at hand. Sometimes, introductions that focus solely on titles, roles, degrees, years of experience, professional affiliations, and so on, can create a power dynamic that results in some attendees feeling less willing to contribute during the meeting.

Here’s a simple alternative approach to facilitating introductions that enables greater human-first connection: a focus on superpowers.

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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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The Gifts of Gratitude

The Gifts of Gratitude

The premise of this time of Thanksgiving is about celebrating the bounty in one’s life and giving gratitude for the things we have been blessed with. While the origins of the holiday itself and some of the ways it continues to be celebrated are fraught, there are also new traditions being imagined and other emphases for our gratitude. Seth Godin’s Thanksgiving Reader is one example and Oprah has compiled this list of 30 traditions to try with your family, while this article from Cultural Survival highlights strategies for decolonizing and honoring native peoples on Thanksgiving and throughout indigenous peoples’ month.

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Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Religion can feel like a forbidden topic in the workplace, but it’s an important aspect of who we are and how we relate to each other. There are many ways that we can incorporate conversations about religion into our workplaces to help us connect more authentically, build belonging, and set a strong foundation for working together. As we get into the practice of expanding our awareness of religious and cultural practices, we can change our attitudes and take action to create workplaces that are inclusive of people of all religious backgrounds.

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