The company Awaken aims to create a compassionate space for uncomfortable workplace conversations. Running thought-provoking workshops around inclusion and social justice, its principles are built on long-term commitment to DEI, rather than knee-jerk reaction initiatives.
Positive messages on attitides to diversity and inclusion can foster more inclusive behavior and enable marginalized members of the community to feel that they belong. As people demand anti-racist structural change, they're looking for initiatives that set positive standards for inclusion.
From BLM protests to corporate pledges, dedication to racial and social justice is mounting. But what does authentic change look like? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Leigh Wilton, psychology professor at Skidmore College, to understand why companies should show, rather than say, what they’re doing.
Many workplaces are beginning to confront the societal structures that perpetuate systemic racism but it’s just the start of a long conversation. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, to understand why it’s important to have uncomfortable discussions about race.
The events of 2020 have seen organisations across the world denounce systemic racism, but dismantling racial bias is complex and time-consuming work. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Anatasia Kim to discuss the concept of allyship and how it can be fulfilled at an organisational level.