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Centering Black Experiences & Leadership for Our Collective Liberation

By Tara Dowd, Deputy Director, JustLead Washington. Contributions by Omid Bagheri and Ada Shen-Jaffe. Breathing. Its inarguably a right that belongs to every being on this planet, except for in the US where a Black man, not given due process, is murdered before our very eyes. George Floyd, posed no danger to you or to … Continue reading Centering Black Experiences & Leadership for Our Collective Liberation

White Supremacy Culture Part II: Time to Break Our Deadly Habits

By Jennifer Werdell, Executive Director, JustLead Washington A few weeks ago JustLead posted about how the characteristics articulated in Tema Okun’s White Supremacy Culture article can surface in times of crisis. While we always intended to put forth a Part II that talks about more habits of white supremacy, our team, like so many across … Continue reading White Supremacy Culture Part II: Time to Break Our Deadly Habits

Centering Black & Indigenous Communities, Part II: Anchoring Ourselves in a New Truth

By KJ Williams, Leadership and Equity Consultant with JustLead Washington, Owner and Founder of R.I.S.E., LLC (Radical, Insightful Solutions to Create Equity), & 2015 Leadership Academy Fellow. This blog post is personal, painful and challenging. The content underscores truths that I, as a black woman find imperative to speak. Not all will agree, and yet … Continue reading Centering Black & Indigenous Communities, Part II: Anchoring Ourselves in a New Truth

Centering Black & Indigenous Communities, During & After COVID-19: Part I

The onset of COVID-19 has reaffirmed the need for our government, communities, and institutions to center those among us who are most vulnerable and marginalized. This means strategically identifying resources and support systems relevant to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our response, recovery, and the rebuilding of an equitable society. In a … Continue reading Centering Black & Indigenous Communities, During & After COVID-19: Part I