Memorial Day 2020, the nation and the world were shaken to the core after witnessing the murder of George Floyd. Outrage, protests, solidarity and silence were just some of the myriad of emotions and responses. But something powerful shifted in the days to follow. The overlooked reality of African Americans was unveiled.
While conversations were beginning, so many were paralyzed by silence and the fear of not knowing what to say or do. Simultaneously, terms like anti-racist and ally were referenced repeatedly. Many were left to try and quickly decipher what it all meant, and more importantly to figure out what to do, how to engage on a topic that is sensitive, uncomfortable and even stressful.
This course is designed to start the journey. To provide guidance and resources to answer some of the most pressing questions now. What do you need to understand about the history and current reality of systemic racism in the United States? How do you begin and contribute value to conversations about racial justice and systemic racism with the goal of moving forward towards understanding, while deepening relationships achieving diversity in businesses.
It's time to pull back the curtain of history, truths and complacency to facilitate courageous conversations to set us on a path together for true and overdue healing in this country. This course is a toll on the path towards becoming an effective ally.