Turn Turmoil into Triumph (#1)

We are facing the potential for enormous change in today's workplace and the world.  What we need now are skills to navigate these changes. Learn new skills and flourish, or resist and risk being left behind.

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Behind the Scenes:  Coming to Terms with Fragility & Privilege (#2)

This week's newsletter addresses Amy Hageman's perspective on White fragility and White privilege. 

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Free Resources for Learning About Antiracism (#3)

Are you looking for reliable sources of information on race and racism in the workplace, your community organization, or among your friends? 

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Broken Hearts - Open Hearts (#4)

This week’s blog is about the momentous change I have witnessed over the last two weeks in White people’s awareness of systemic racism.

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A Rose by Any Other Name is Still a Rose: Why Labels Matter (#5)

What's better, Black or African American? If it's okay to say "people of color", why not say "colored person"?

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Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something! Part 1 (#6)

How can one person make a difference? Macro action-oriented approaches are all viable options, but personal actions can be more meaningful. But what is right for you to do?

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Don’t Just Sit There, Part 2: Initiate the Change You Want to See (#7)

"When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to do something."
- Representative John Lewis

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How to Make Fear Work for You (#8)

The question is not how to eliminate fear. Rather, the question is how to move ahead in spite of the fear.  A more advanced question is how to use the fear to help us get where we want to go.

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Anatomy of an Apology in a Racially Charged World: What We Can Learn from Amy Porterfield (#9)

We see how Amy wrestles with her commitment to justice, her missteps, and along the way, the model of a very public apology. We follow her growing awareness of the part she plays, and our emotional response.

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How to Begin Again for the First Time (#10)

Carole Marmell has made a commitment to meaningful change. She is at the beginning of her journey and invites you to come along. Carole acknowledges she is just at the beginning, at awareness.

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How to be Vulnerable with Race...and Grow (#11)

Amy Hageman discusses the motivation behind her very public post, including an equally public embarrassment.

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How to be Vulnerable with Race...and Grow (#12)

Jean Latting (a nondominant) addresses "tone policing" and her personal experience about being shut down in a meeting by dominant people in that meeting.

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Do You Want to Be Right or Effective? (#13)

I discuss how to bridge the chasm between “I’m just now hearing you” and “why haven’t you been listening for the past 400 years?”

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How to Avoid the Trap of Impostor Syndrome: What You Need to Know (#14)

Those of us who are committed to social change and social justice must learn to remove our internal barriers and negative self-talk so that we don’t get in our own way. Jean writes of her own experiences with imposter syndrome and 5 steps for getting past it.

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How to Stop Racist Statements From Someone You Love (#15)

Research has shown that threatening, warning, and name-calling are not effective for getting people to give up their entrenched attitudes and habits.

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Anatomy of an Apology in a Racially Charged World: Amy Porterfield Reveals What Happened on the Inside (#16)

I invite Amy Porterfield for her perspective on the journey from obliviousness to learning and growth. Here she demonstrates recovery from mistakes as we navigate the path of racial understanding.

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Racialized Trauma and Learning How to Heal (#17)

Amy looks at racialized trauma, how it imprints in our bodies, and how it affects our relationships and ability to empathize.

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How to Envision a World to Benefit Everyone (#18)

Dr Barbara Love speaks about the power of transformation, the pitfalls of helping others, and the plantation’s money box.

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How to Go High When You Really Want to Go Low (#19)

It's human nature to want to retaliate in kind when the other side hits below the belt. Jean makes a case for the effectiveness of going high, and the greater purpose in favor of nonviolence.

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