Self-educate: learn, unlearn, relearn
At first, I was waiting for directions from the company; resources, or materials to guide us through this.
But then I realized, why do I expect it to come from someone else? It’s up to me to self-educate. And I can share what I’ve learned to inspire my peers to learn together.
I spent some time reflecting and reading up news, books, and watching documentaries and put together a course on understanding #BlackLivesMatter to share with the whole company.
A couple of 360Learners quickly jumped in and helped improve the course. Now, we’re sharing it with all our users, who can use it to educate themselves or their teams.
The course provides an introduction to basic concepts like:
- Why silence is compliance
- Why it’s not enough to be “non-racist”
- What is White Privilege
- How to be more than an “optical” ally
Here’s a public preview version if you’re interested.
This course is, of course, only the beginning of what we can do. We have a lot to learn and improve on as a company and individuals. Our mission as a company is to drive impactful learning for change. And that starts with us.
I'm personally committed to using our platform (both our tool, our blog, and communication channels) to amplify voices in the Black community.
If you'd like to share your stories with us, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Being a Black Employee in the Midst of a Revolution"
To better understand how your black employees might be feeling right now, here's an excerpt from an article written by Marquis White, Learning and Development Specialist at Zapier.