A key resource we rely on in our anti-racism work is Tema Okun’s White Supremacy Culture, which describes how behaviors that are associated with white, European traditions and values come to be seen as the norm and the preferred. White supremacy culture is already pervasive in our workplaces, but the characteristics described below can surface … Continue reading White Supremacy Organizational Culture in the Time of COVID-19
Redefining “Normal” Those who work to advance equity and justice have always borne witness to and sat squarely within efforts to dismantle oppressive systems. Tragically and ironically, we are often handed the most powerful leveraging tools when the so-called “normal” status quo is disrupted in a major way. Think Hurricane Katrina; the deaths of Trayvon … Continue reading Equity, Justice, & Making Meaning of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic limits our ability to physically reach for connection, JustLead and the Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative (REJI) are creating more virtual spaces for learning and gathering to support our equity and justice community’s efforts. In our blog, JustLead staff and partners offer out equity and leadership-focused reflections, insights, and lessons … Continue reading Welcome to JustLead’s Blog
By JustLead Staff If you have shared space with any member of the JustLead team – whether it be through the Leadership Academy Program, trainings, retreats, Race Equity Justice Initiative – you have probably seen the ADRESSING Model created by Pamela Hays and adapted by Dr. Leticia Nieto – one of our partners in this … Continue reading Remember the ADRESSING Model? Use It to More Deeply Understand the Moment We’re in.