Last week I made an assumption based on incomplete facts. These are easy to do – because although we don’t have all the information we think we know enough. Assumptions are one of the things that undermine inclusion, connection and belonging. So we have a new President elect and a … [Continue reading] Musings on the Presidential Election Results – Part 2
It’s a bright new day…or is it? Although I haven’t looked at the specific details, Trump has won the US election and will be in office for 4 more years. What now? In some ways I feel like I could re-post the blog I wrote when he was elected the last time. But the world is not the same as 4 … [Continue reading] Musings on the US Presidential Election Results – now what?
Last week I wrote about the activism in the NBA; the way basketball players were using their status to continue to shine a light on anti-Black racism and demand action and change. And, I missed something. The roots of resistance: the WNBA Long before the NBA players paused the playoffs, … [Continue reading] Activism and Oppression – honouring the WNBA
If you’re a basketball fan, you’ll have personally felt the impact of the pause in playoff games last week. But even if you’re not a fan of the sport, you likely heard about the boycott. (In case you didn’t you can read about it here and here Acknoweldging impact With the NBA boycott in mind, … [Continue reading] BLM, Action and the NBA
If you live in Toronto, did you know that August is Emancipation Month? And that August 1 is Emancipation Day? I didn’t. You can read about it here. So what? Acknowledgment is very important. So, Emancipation Day/Month is a good idea. But we have to know about it, and do something with it, in … [Continue reading] Emancipation Month
This week, in the wake of the shocking shoe description found on one of Amazon’s sellers, I’m thinking about how policy translates to practice. When a shoe is not just a shoe... Last week a friend of mine sent me a screenshot of a shoe found on Amazon (in the UK). I glanced at the image of a … [Continue reading] D&I: More Than Just Policy
It’s August and for those of us with children, it’s the time we start thinking about “back to school”. This year, “back to school” isn’t the same; it comes with many more concerns and questions than usual. I imagine school boards and districts around the world are handling these in a … [Continue reading] COVID-19, School, and Marginalization
Last week I had the opportunity to facilitate a conversation that reminded me (again) of the importance of sharing, creating spaces for sharing to occur, and the beauty that can happen when we make the time to connect. Often, when something impacts us, at work or elsewhere (a comment, an … [Continue reading] Bridging the Gap
BlackNorth Initiative was formed last month. As many of these, it was in response to the killing of George Floyd. But anti-Black racism is (sadly) not a new issue. Their goal? To increase the representation of people who are Black around Canada’s Boardroom tables and among executive suites. They … [Continue reading] BlackNorth Initiative – is your company up for the challenge?
As the weather gets warmer and we step into summer, I've noticed a change in my spirit. A lightness. It also has something to do with lifted COVID restrictions. And, as if on cue with the weather, I have noticed that I'm slipping back into former COVID habits - like not washing my hands right … [Continue reading] Effective Allyship