Education for Diversity, Allyship, & Anti-Racism

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Greetings Ninjas,

Like many others, we’ve spent our days and nights learning all we can about the deep and complex history of racial injustice for Black Americans, particularly in light of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

We feel passionate about the necessity of solidarity, yet we were less confident about where we could respectfully enter the conversation. And we are still figuring it out.

But we do know one thing with certainty: education is at the very core of OfficeNinjas’ mission, which is to ensure that administrative and operations professionals have the resources and support they need to lead valued careers.

We talk often with our community about the critical role they play in a company’s success — and how the visibility they have across the entire organization is unique and affords them the opportunity to act as a powerful agent for organizational growth and positive change.

The horrors of 2020 have placed truth in stark relief: We must ALL be powerful agents for positive change — at work, at home, and in our communities.

Impactful allyship starts and ends with education. We’ve put together a variety of resources by academics, activists, researchers, faith leaders, and respected allies to aid this important learning. And we will continue to feature more ally-based education in our experiences and events moving forward.

And, as always, this isn’t a one-way conversation. We’d love to listen and learn from you. Share your feelings, ideas, and resources with us here.

In community and allyship,

Nancy + Edwin

Resources

Education is the core of productive allyship. Below is a curated list of resources by academics, activists, researchers, faith leaders, and respected allies. Do you have additional resources that would be helpful for the community? Share them with us here.

Health Resources for Black People and People of Color

Health Resources for LGBTQ+ People

Get Involved or Donate

  • Official Justice for Breonna Taylor Memorial Fund. Fund established to support the friends and family members of Breonna Taylor as they seek justice for her murder.
  • Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. Fund established to assist the children and other family members of George Floyd as they seek justice.
  • Campaign Zero. Research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, provide technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and support the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
  • AAKOMA Project. Evidence-based mental health outreach with a special focus on the unique experiences of people of color.
  • Loveland Foundation. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
  • Therapy For Black Girls. Sustaining and growing an engaged community centered on the mental health needs of Black women and girls.
  • Black Men Heal. Providing access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
  • he Trevor Project. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • It Gets Better Project. Building a brighter and more hopeful future for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • National Queer & Trans Therapists Of Color Network. Healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
  • PFLAG. National organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

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