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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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The Power of CARE: Reflections on Mental Health Awareness Month

The Power of CARE: Reflections on Mental Health Awareness Month

During this Mental Health Awareness Month, perhaps the most important thing we can do is understand the prevalence of mental illness. The last few years have been stressful for all of us. For those living with anxiety or depression, or who have experienced extreme isolation, the impacts of the pandemic are more pronounced. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness; for 1 in 20 Americans, that experience is severe.

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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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