Catholic Volunteer Network staff is engaging in monthly discussions on diversity and racial justice matters as we journey towards becoming a more inclusive, just, and equitable organization. We encourage CVN members to join us in this process.
This month we invite you to watch this TED Talk titled, “How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace“.
- Share about a person you’ve encountered who is “single minded”? What is their issue? How do they make this known to those around them? How does it feel to be around them?
- What would your Project 87 look like for your organization? Name:
- For small organizations who do not have the opportunity to hire new staff often, are there stakeholders that you can focus on diversifying in addition to staff? (e.g. Board members, interns, vendors)
- Stovall stated: “Imagine a place where…people feel safe, indeed expected, to bring their unassimilated, authentic selves to work every day – because the difference that they bring is both recognized and respected.” What would it take to make your organization such a place?
- Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, Craig Steven Wilder
- A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America, David K. Shipler
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
- Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond
- Equality: Courageous Conversations About Women, Men, and Race to Spark a Diversity and Inclusion Breakthrough, Trudy Bourgeois
For more information about CVN’s racial justice and diversity efforts, please contact Katie Mulembe at [email protected].