We held an in-person event with 15 organizations and over 100 members to discuss institutional racism and how to change organizational policies to be equitable for all employees.
VC Day – OKC is an open event for VCs, LPs, and Founders interested in networking within a casual setting. The goal is to create a low-pressure environment for all participants while enabling access to the greater venture capital ecosystem.
The Anti-Racist ERG at Social Current meets on a monthly basis to create space for authentic and vulnerable conversations that encourage reflection and growth on an individual level. We aim to share resources and support individuals to become better allies/advocates for racial equity in ourselves and our communities. We prioritize learning about white-dominant culture, re-learning history and developing our racial identities and making them known to our communities. This is a brave space for conversations, and we want to hear from one another.
In her work as a behavioral scientist, a common factor Dr. Carey Yazeed has discovered is there are few opportunities for Black women to safely discuss their negative experiences in the work place. If and/or when a Black woman does decide to speak up regarding the discrimination, micro aggressions, racism, and harassment she has/is experiencing, she will probably encounter negative consequences such as being labeled angry, difficult to work with, aggressive, or bitter, or she will find herself and her work under a microscope with management looking for a reason to terminate her. Hardly are her grievances taken seriously.
Unlike her white counterparts, Black professional women have the added layers of cultural norms, ongoing societal trauma, and past generational trauma, which they are often navigating unconsciously.
This year Dr. Yazeed is taking additional steps to help Black women to heal, starting with a free seminar on the National Day of Racial Healing, to discuss healing from work trauma. On January 16th at 7pm EST, this seminar will serve as a safe space for Black women to gather and discuss the trauma they have endured in the work place, and learn about solutions to help them as they navigate their healing journey.
Registration is required.
This intimate event will comprise facilitated discussion exploring the topic of racial healing broadly, but also in the contexts of holistic wellness, economic enfranchisement, and the power of narrative.
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Register for our January 16th training on Acknowledging Implicit Bias to Support a Culture of Inclusion: Social-Impact Edition. This interactive training will be facilitated by members of our local P&G Albany Plant's African Ancestry Leadership Network (AALN) and explore ways that implicit bias – including microaggressions – affects our lives and our relationships with others in the nonprofit sector.
WKKF staff across the U.S. and Mexico will engage in racial healing conversations. This is a staff-only event.