Special Newsletter – May 29, 2020

This week, our country passed an unfortunate and grim marker--100,000 counted deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the numbers have grown each passing day and week, we have yet to fully mourn all that we are losing. These are our neighbors, family members, and coworkers. In most instances, family and friends have been unable to appropriately grieve and remember loved ones lost.

2021-01-05T16:35:22-06:00May 29, 2020|Leadership, Newsletters, Research|

Weekly Newsletter – May 19, 2020

Many Americans are having to face decisions that were unthinkable just two months ago. Essential worker protections are lacking. Over 35 million Americans have filed for unemployment aid since the President declared a national emergency on March 13. Tens of millions of Americans may lose employer-sponsored healthcare as they lose their jobs. And lines stretch for miles at food banks in states big and small.

2020-11-30T12:41:18-06:00May 19, 2020|Newsletters, Research|

Weekly Newsletter – May 5, 2020

As officials begin the process of trimming their budgets, reducing services, and furloughing employees, they must do so with the careful application of a racial equity lens or they may only worsen the inequities that this pandemic has laid bare. Some key questions to ask when making equitable decisions are: Who benefits? Who is burdened? Who is missing? How do we know?

2020-11-30T12:46:38-06:00May 5, 2020|Leadership, Narrative Change, Newsletters|

Weekly Newsletter – April 29, 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 have made information essential to our daily lives on a scale we have not seen before. Something positive we can take from all of this news is the long overdue narrative we are seeing for frontline workers. Doctors, nurses, janitors, caregivers, law enforcement officers, grocery clerks, mail carriers, and delivery drivers have all been justifiably lifted up as heroes, and we are learning about their stories. It shows that when a true narrative is told, we can do better.

2020-11-30T12:48:22-06:00April 29, 2020|Leadership, Newsletters, Policy|

Weekly Newsletter – April 14, 2020

More people voting can only be a good thing for a healthy democracy. As we outlined in our Divided by Design report, we heard loud and clear that protecting democracy is important-- not only because of the ways Black Americans have been disenfranchised, but also because of the way our current democratic processes keep Black and White communities divided.

2020-11-30T12:52:13-06:00April 14, 2020|Narrative Change, Newsletters|
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