Empathia’s article has recently been featured in Employee Benefit News.
Healing Racial Trauma in the Workplace
It is soul searching work to recognize and confront racism in your workplace, community or country. Active allies are those who are not BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or Person of Color) but are committed to confronting racism and addressing white privilege to challenge issues and evoke change. For both active allies and BIPOC, working to undo dysfunctional systems requires getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. It demands patience and persistence, learning to address mistakes and move forward. Humility, active listening skills, empathy, and patience are important qualities to nurture as you navigate your way through disrupting the status quo. Moving towards hope and healing requires staying curious, open and engaged in dialogue.
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