As issues surrounding advancing racial equity take center stage in the national conversation, we at the Chamber are committed to being part of the solution. We’re working on a number of initiatives both inside our organization and as part of the greater Greensboro community.
- We are compiling resources on this page to help educate our community about systemic racism and the experiences of Black individuals. If you know of a resource that is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In partnership with several businesses, community organizations and faith groups, we launched the #GSOAgainstRacism pledge.
- In summer 2020, we worked with the Greensboro Public Library on the One City, One Film initiative to kickstart a community conversation using the movie “The Hate U Give.” We are in the process of planning a similar event for 2021.
- An internal committee is leading ongoing diversity and inclusion training for Chamber employees.
- We are working with local and state governmental officials on direct policy solutions for our community.
In summer 2020, we partnered with several businesses, community organizations and faith groups on the #GSOAgainstRacism campaign. We cannot stand by silently while, across our country and right here at home, people continue to be targeted and endangered based on their skin color.
Thank you to the hundreds of community members who took a stand!
One City, One Film
On July 21-23, 2020, we partnered with the Greensboro Public Library to facilitate a dialogue about Black experiences, starting with encouraging our fellow citizens to watch the movie “The Hate U Give,” or to read the book it’s based on. This gave us all a common language and starting point for talking about inequality in our community.
A second One City, One Film project is in the works for 2021. Updates will be posted on the One City, One Film page and our social media accounts.
- An Age-by-Age Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Racism (Motherly)
- Deep Rooted: A Brief History of Race & Education in North Carolina (CREED)
- Eight Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racial Justice (The Opportunity Agenda)
- Eliminating Disparities in Guilford County Infant Mortality Rate (Ready for School, Ready for Life)
- E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools (CREED)
- Historical Foundations Of Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
- Justice In June (Autumn Gupta, Bryanna Wallace)
- ‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks (NPR)
- Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity (The Opportunity Agenda)
- The Harvard Implicit Association Test, Project Implicit: Social Attitudes (Harvard)
- The 8 R’s of Talking About Race: How to Have Meaningful Conversations (NetImpact.org)
- The 1619 Project (New York Times Magazine)
- Toward A Racially Just Workplace (Harvard Business Review)
- Watch the Entire CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall (CNN)
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Peggy McIntosh)
- 6 Ways Asian Americans Can Tackle Anti-Black Racism in Their Families (Everyday Feminism)
- 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge© (Debby Irving)
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners (Common Sense Media)
- It’s Never Too Soon to Teach Kids About Race and Racism. These Books Can Help. (Rewire News)
- Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! (Embrace Race)
- Social Justice Book List (The National Network of State Teachers of the Year)
- How to talk to kids about race and racism (Today)
- Teaching Your Child About Black History (PBS)
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup (Pretty Good Design)
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