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#BreakTheNeedle: 20 Actions to Accelerate Antiracism in the Workplace - Shared screen with speaker view
Shubhra Gupta
03:32
Hey Greg!
Carol Semrad
07:01
Hi Gail!
Carol Semrad
07:25
Erich, nice beard!
Gail Gerson
07:37
Hi Carol!
Steven Stojak
08:12
Loving the music! Is this a dance party too?
Tara D. (she/her)
08:13
Hi all!
Shari Barth
08:39
Hello there!
Gregory Tall
08:51
Yes!
Shari Barth
08:52
Great music!
Erich Kurschat
08:53
Thanks, Carol!
Erich Kurschat
09:03
Hi, Shari!
Ria Torricelli
09:15
Hello!
Shari Barth
09:17
Hey there!
Jess Kaz
09:24
Hi to all!
randall williams
09:33
Good Afternoon!
Amy Philippon
09:39
Greetings!
Trent S
10:01
Hi from Chicago!
Erich Kurschat
10:14
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Dave Gau
10:15
1
Jason Geis
10:16
1
Sandra Dominguez
10:16
1
Erika Kavanagh
10:16
1
Lisa Little
10:16
1
Christina Robinson
10:17
1
Doug Ocar
10:17
1
Robert Cochrane
10:18
1
Amy Philippon
10:18
1
Maria Romine
10:18
1
Kate Suerth
10:18
1
Scott Wojtanik
10:19
1
Jeff Kramer
10:20
1
Amy Simer
10:20
1
Patrick Short
10:21
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Ria Torricelli
10:23
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Von Daniel
12:10
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Jason Geis
12:20
Chicago, IL
Dave Gau
12:20
Richmond, VA!
Denise Smith
12:22
New Jersey
Erika Kavanagh
12:22
San Mateo, CA
Jared Berger
12:22
Dallas!
Jeff Kramer
12:23
San Jose, CA
Annie Karrick
12:23
St. Charles, IL
Amy Philippon
12:23
Naperville, IL
Patrick Short
12:23
Portland Oregon
Renee Ross
12:23
Chicago IL
Erich Kurschat
12:23
Chicago!
Robert Cochrane
12:23
Las Vegas
Kimberly Balandrin
12:24
Chicago, IL
Mary Baird
12:24
Milwaukee, WI
Maria Romine
12:24
St. Louis, MO
Sandra Kiel
12:24
Hampstead, NC
Gail Gerson
12:24
Chicago
Shari Barth
12:24
Dallas TX
Tara D. (she/her)
12:24
Columbus, OH
Ria Torricelli
12:25
Long Branch NJ
Christina Robinson
12:25
Chicago
Von Daniel
12:25
Dallas, TX
Kate Suerth
12:26
Chicago!
Scott Wojtanik
12:26
Buffalo, NY
Rance Rizzutto (He/Him/His)
12:26
Columbus, OH
Doug Ocar
12:26
Minneapolis MN
Dave Bogan
12:26
Seattle
Jess Kaz
12:26
chicago
Trent S
12:26
Chicago!
Jennifer Tardy
12:26
Maryland
Matt Elwell
12:27
Chicago!
Alicia James
12:27
chicago
randall williams
12:28
Uptown Chicago
Carolyn Walsh
12:28
Hello, NW burbs of Chicago!
Rachel Bellack
12:28
Detroit
Awatif Yahya
12:29
River North, Chicago
Scott Rencher
12:29
Wrigleyville
Amy Simer
12:29
Pontiac, mi
Lisa Little
12:29
San antonio
Edward Trout
12:31
Indy
Jim Ellis
12:34
genevaaaaaaa
Phuong Le
12:35
Michigan for now :)
Cynthia Toro
12:38
Dallas Texas
Doug Ocar
12:38
Minneapolis
Rance Rizzutto (He/Him/His)
15:10
BREAK IT!
Steven Stojak
15:12
BREAK IT!
Maria Romine
15:23
BREAK IT!
Robert Cochrane
15:26
Do it
Trent S
15:28
Let’s go!
Jess Kaz
15:31
smash it
Gail Gerson
15:32
Break into pieces!!
Sharon Harris
16:20
Ready!
Dave Gau
17:15
1
Steven Stojak
17:15
1
Amy Philippon
17:16
1
Trent S
17:16
1
Robert Cochrane
17:16
1
Erich Kurschat
17:17
1
Erika Kavanagh
17:17
1
Jason Geis
17:17
111111
Renee Ross
17:17
1
Denise Smith
17:17
1
Matt Elwell
17:17
1
Tara D. (she/her)
17:17
1
Alicia James
17:17
1
Rance Rizzutto (He/Him/His)
17:18
1
Cindy Zemke
17:18
1
Scott Rencher
17:18
1
Jeff Kramer
17:18
1
Mary Baird
17:18
1
Doug Ocar
17:19
1
Christina Robinson
17:19
111
Scott Wojtanik
17:19
1
Sandra Kiel
17:19
1
Ria Torricelli
17:19
1
Phuong Le
17:19
1
Lisa Little
17:19
1
Scott Wojtanik
17:19
1
Jason Geis
17:20
11111111111
Edward Trout
17:20
1
Matt Elwell
17:20
ONE
Scott Wojtanik
17:20
1
Rachel Bellack
17:20
1
Shari Barth
17:20
1
Annie Karrick
17:21
1
Scott Wojtanik
17:21
1111111
Maria Romine
17:21
1
Sharon Harris
17:21
1
Jess Kaz
17:23
1111
Dave Bogan
17:23
1
Kate Suerth
17:27
1
Gail Gerson
17:32
hard and rewarding
Jess Kaz
17:37
courage is not cozy
randall williams
18:57
Jess that is a great statement
Ria Torricelli
18:57
good
Robert Cochrane
18:59
[thumbs up]
Sandra Kiel
19:01
thumbs up
Alicia James
19:02
yup
Cindy Zemke
19:05
thumbs up
Alicia James
21:52
At front level yes, but executive level (VP, SVP, Chief's) No
Cindy Zemke
23:50
can't hear it...
Jess Kaz
24:08
I can
Jason Geis
24:12
I can too
Denise Smith
24:13
Loved when I heard this stance
Robert Cochrane
24:20
Heard it - great stuff
Jess Kaz
24:27
what took so long
Gail Gerson
24:29
Yes!
Robert Cochrane
24:45
We must be the change...
Amy Philippon
24:49
Really great, but 1 is still a low bar
Christine Harrell (she/her)
24:51
Right? Took awhile
Denise Smith
24:59
4
Jess Kaz
25:01
so true Amy
Alicia James
25:09
OH WOW
Jess Kaz
25:12
this should not be re-assuring it should be sad
Jason Geis
25:14
yikes
Sharon Harris
25:16
Wow!!
Jason Geis
25:37
Dick parsons
Kimberly Balandrin
25:43
Kenneth Frazier, Marvin Ellison of Lowe's (LOW), Roger Ferguson of TIAA and Tapestry (TPR) CEO Jide Zeitlin
Lotus Buckner
25:45
Marvin Ellison
Tara D. (she/her)
25:47
kenneth Frazier
Steven Stojak
25:48
Marvin Ellison
Jess Kaz
25:48
Kanye WEst
Shari Barth
25:58
Marvin Ellison
Christine Harrell (she/her)
26:10
ooh I like Lowe’s too...
Cindy Zemke
26:49
we forgot Oprah!
Lotus Buckner
26:49
It also means that sometimes, we just take a chance on someone for a promotion even if they don't check all yoru boxes because maybe your boxes are not as comprehensive as they seem to you.
Steven Stojak
27:08
Yes Lotus! Same thing when initially hiring individuals
Amy Philippon
27:28
Just got off a call hearing some powerful testimonials from colleagues who attended HBCUs who say that experience is getting them thru this time
Christine Harrell (she/her)
28:52
Screenshotting the associations
Lotus Buckner
29:25
ILL!
Tara D. (she/her)
29:31
THANK YOU (CBus)
Jim Ellis
29:33
I I!!
Tara D. (she/her)
29:35
;)
Tennille Martin
29:36
1
Erich Kurschat
29:36
1
Jess Kaz
29:37
111111
Dave Gau
29:38
1
Renee Ross
29:38
1111
Denise Smith
29:38
1111
Dave Bogan
29:38
1
Jason Geis
29:38
11
Robert Cochrane
29:39
1
Sharon Harris
29:39
1
Trent S
29:39
1111
Ria Torricelli
29:39
1
Kate Suerth
29:40
1
Rance Rizzutto (He/Him/His)
29:43
1
Alicia James
29:53
I wish I went to one
Jess Kaz
30:04
how do we talk to our senior leadership about this relationship building?
Shari Barth
30:23
Good question, Jess!
Lotus Buckner
31:24
There's a strong business case for this and senior leaders love a good business case. Present the data....OR you could also just do what's right and if they have a problem with it, then you know it's not the right place for you ... but that's just me.
Christine Harrell (she/her)
31:50
Truth, Lotus
Jess Kaz
32:13
Word, Lotus - I just want to hear Gregory's actual language he would use
Lotus Buckner
33:19
Always such a disappointing stat to look at
Jess Kaz
33:21
How many people here work at organizations that do blind resumes?
Christine Harrell (she/her)
33:22
Data shows what everyone with “ethnic” names already knew
Jess Kaz
33:39
where names are crossed off
Lotus Buckner
33:46
@Jess, mine does not but I like the idea
Alicia James
33:58
Agreed @Christine
Lotus Buckner
33:58
ERPs should have an option to do that
Christine Harrell (she/her)
34:01
We don’t do blind resumes
Patrick Short
34:01
This!
Steven Stojak
34:23
All about the transferable skills!
Jess Kaz
34:26
what about "cultural fit"
Alicia James
34:56
I like to say "cultural contributor"
Steven Stojak
35:02
I think it should be “culture add”, not “culture fit” in organizations Jess!
randall williams
35:05
That's great
Steven Stojak
35:05
1
Trent S
35:06
1
Tara D. (she/her)
35:06
1
Dave Bogan
35:06
1
Cindy Zemke
35:07
1
Jason Geis
35:07
1111
Lotus Buckner
35:07
1
Amy Philippon
35:07
1
Patrick Short
35:07
1
Annie Karrick
35:07
1
Dave Gau
35:07
1
Lisa Little
35:07
1
Phuong Le
35:08
1
Matt Elwell
35:08
1
Robert Cochrane
35:08
1
Erich Kurschat
35:08
1
Christina Robinson
35:08
1
Renee Ross
35:08
1
Jared Berger
35:08
1
Doug Ocar
35:08
1
michael mcguire
35:09
1
Jess Kaz
35:09
1
Alicia James
35:09
fit could mean they all share1
Carolyn Walsh
35:10
1
Sandra Dominguez
35:10
1
Sandra Kiel
35:11
1
Carol Semrad
35:11
1
Christine Harrell (she/her)
35:11
1
Sharon Harris
35:12
1
Kate Suerth
35:12
1!!
Maria Romine
35:13
1
Scott Rencher
35:20
RE: names, great interview on Freakonomics podcast with Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck. Check it out: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/marijuana-pepsi/
Jess Kaz
36:00
thanks Scott
Jess Kaz
37:19
being invited to the dance is one thing but we need to be asked to dance as well - Verna Meyer, Diversity Expert
Annie Karrick
37:32
This is why white people need to educate themselves to understand how their behaviors, their microagressions- may make others feel left out.
Patrick Short
37:41
Intel also has intentional manager training - developing diverse management on purpose
Lotus Buckner
37:55
microagressions aren't very micro, are they?
Trent S
38:02
LOVE Hidden Brain!
Annie Karrick
38:06
Yes, Lotus.
randall williams
38:21
Hidden Brain is GREAT
Jess Kaz
38:22
we need to listen
Jess Kaz
38:26
and not judge
Kate Suerth
38:40
Loved the Ted Talk: "Color blind or Color Brave
Christine Harrell (she/her)
41:07
If not only, then one of 3 black people
Jess Kaz
41:36
wait I was there too!
Sharon Harris
41:48
OMG!
Matt Elwell
42:06
“100 Years of Yikes”
Lotus Buckner
42:32
Hi Matt!!!!!
Matt Elwell
42:41
HI!
Christine Harrell (she/her)
42:59
Yes let’s get more than MLK please
Matt Elwell
43:12
I’m on today with 20+ people from ComedySportz to learn for our theaters!
Cora Lewallen
43:31
Hooray for ComedySportz!
Alicia James
45:49
what was number 9 action?
Matt Elwell
46:07
9 = Amplify Black Voices & Contributions
Erich Kurschat
46:08
Here are some fantastic resources that Greg shared last week… https://www.gregorytall.com/antiracism-microlearning
Alicia James
46:09
I mean 10
Matt Elwell
46:20
10 = Close the Black Wage Gap
Phuong Le
46:21
Close the Wage Gap
Kate Suerth
46:23
Close the wage gap
Alicia James
46:24
Thanks
Christine Harrell (she/her)
46:42
And middle/upper income black households live much closer to black working class neighborhoods than middle/upper income households do to working class white neighborhoods
Kate Suerth
46:52
yes, Erich! those resources where fantastic!
Scott Rencher
47:40
Salesforce just put their talent acquisition and talent development team under the Chief Diversity Officer
Ria Torricelli
47:41
1
Dave Gau
47:41
1
Trent S
47:41
1
Tara D. (she/her)
47:41
1
Jason Geis
47:42
1
Erich Kurschat
47:42
1
Dave Bogan
47:42
1
Matt Elwell
47:42
1
Lyndsey Picardo
47:42
1
Amy Philippon
47:43
1
Heather MERRITT
47:43
1
Steven Stojak
47:43
1
Mary Baird
47:43
1
Cora Lewallen
47:43
1
Robert Cochrane
47:43
1
Rachel Bellack
47:44
1
Doug Ocar
47:44
1
Edward Trout
47:44
1
Kate Suerth
47:44
1
Alicia James
47:44
1
michael mcguire
47:44
1
Phuong Le
47:44
1
Christine Harrell (she/her)
47:44
1
Jeff Kramer
47:45
1
Annie Karrick
47:45
1
Gail Gerson
47:45
1
Carolyn Walsh
47:45
1
Sharon Harris
47:46
1
Renee Ross
47:47
1
Patrick Short
47:48
1
Sandra Kiel
47:48
1
Maria Romine
47:50
1
Lisa Little
47:50
1
Cindy Zemke
47:51
1
Cora Lewallen
48:02
:: drops all the 1s ::
Carol Semrad
48:02
1
Dave Gau
48:29
YES
Maria Romine
48:34
YES
Cora Lewallen
48:56
Banded cost sharing. Preach!
Alicia James
49:26
Good to know about that one
randall williams
52:34
Not just one training but help in integrating the training into daily lives
Scott Rencher
52:50
yes. micro aggressions AND micro affirmations...
Cindy Zemke
53:13
it has to start at the top
Ria Torricelli
53:16
Is there a training that you recommend?
Scott Rencher
53:23
consider it dropped! 1
Alicia James
53:28
Exactly @Cindy
Matt Elwell
53:30
@Scott. Never heard of micro affirmations. I’ll Google. Thank you for raising that!
Erich Kurschat
53:54
same here, matt
Erika Kavanagh
54:24
Will you share resources we could share with our employees on where to use those funds?
Jason Geis
54:39
LOVE THIS
Lotus Buckner
54:47
@Ria I took Greg's unconscious bias training and it's phenomenal!
Sharon Harris
55:13
Good Stuff!
Scott Rencher
55:16
A micro affirmation is directed towards those you like (i.e. your favorites).... and not sharing the love with all who deserve some love.
randall williams
55:29
Thank you Scott
Denise Smith
55:44
Kin to voting
Amy Philippon
55:47
This is a good one
Christine Harrell (she/her)
56:04
I’d love protest time off ✊🏾
Matt Elwell
56:14
Corollary: hiring people with a criminal record when the crime was related to civil disobedience
Jason Geis
56:58
wow
Matt Elwell
57:01
Bail fund!
Alicia James
57:04
These are good
Sharon Harris
57:12
I Love It!
Christine Harrell (she/her)
57:13
oooohhh yes bail fund for employees!!
Christine Harrell (she/her)
58:43
Yep. In many minimum wage jobs, there’s no PTO. No work = no pay
Robert Cochrane
58:54
Color brave - brilliant.
Jason Geis
59:07
Great quote
Jess Kaz
59:08
Amen
Jason Geis
01:00:10
B&J was amazing
Denise Smith
01:00:12
B&J was hugh
Denise Smith
01:00:15
huge
Steven Stojak
01:00:29
Yes! Ben and Jerry’s has a great history of true ally ship for minority folx
Sandra Kiel
01:00:57
Would appreciate if someone could repeat what #15 was
Scott Rencher
01:01:10
15: Grant paid time to participate in protests
Jason Geis
01:01:10
Grant PTO for protests
Sandra Kiel
01:01:19
thank you Scott/Jason
Doug Ocar
01:01:29
#12?
Scott Rencher
01:01:38
12: 12. Expand paid caretaker leave benefits
Doug Ocar
01:01:49
oops I mean #11 then
Scott Rencher
01:01:59
11. Adopt a wage-based health insurance cost-sharing (GE, Pitney Bose)
Doug Ocar
01:02:06
ah thanks!
Phuong Le
01:02:17
https://officialblackwallstreet.com/app/
Christine Harrell (she/her)
01:02:38
Thanks Phuong
Phuong Le
01:02:50
no problem!
Steven Stojak
01:04:54
And support your D + I manager in their efforts, especially if they are a minority!
Sharon Harris
01:05:06
Makes Sense!
Lotus Buckner
01:05:23
I think it's important to also empower your diversity manager and team. I see too often that companies create this role but they don't give them any power to impact positive change. It's a checkbox.
Alicia James
01:05:59
Yes.not just have one to check the box
Steven Stojak
01:06:06
https://catapult.co/stories/women-of-color-chief-diversity-officers-cannot-fix-racist-company-culture-nadia-owusu
Steven Stojak
01:06:21
^this was a great article I read on the topic this week
Scott Wojtanik
01:06:49
Thank you for the insightful talk and suggestions to improve our organization!
Erich Kurschat
01:06:56
“Gregory Tall: The Highest Energy Facilitator You'll Ever Experience”
Annie Karrick
01:06:57
I'm emailing my EVP some of these suggestions - they are BIG, and she needs to know. Thanks, Greg.
Jason Geis
01:06:57
This was so inspiring, THANK YOU!!
Dave Bogan
01:07:12
Thanks so much Gregory.
Dave Gau
01:07:16
Thank YOU!!!!
Sharon Harris
01:07:16
Gregory, this was very Insightful! Thank You!!!
Rance Rizzutto (He/Him/His)
01:07:16
This was so great. Thank you!
Denise Smith
01:07:18
Gregory you are great as always!
Ria Torricelli
01:07:20
Thank you so much for this!
Patrick Short
01:07:24
Excellent.
Gail Gerson
01:07:24
This was wonderful. Thank you so much!!
Heather MERRITT
01:07:26
Thank You Gregory
Lisa Little
01:07:26
Thank you!!
Alicia James
01:07:27
Thank you as always for your thoughtful insights!
Amy Philippon
01:07:27
Really great, Gregory
Erika Kavanagh
01:07:29
Thank you!
randall williams
01:07:30
Thank you!
Phuong Le
01:07:31
Thank you so much Gregory!!
Shari Barth
01:07:32
Excellent session, thank you!
Edward Trout
01:07:33
Thank you, Gregory!
Lotus Buckner
01:07:33
Thanks for another great session, Greg! Alway so appreciative of you!
Carolyn Walsh
01:07:33
Practical and insightful, thanks Greg!
Denise Smith
01:07:34
Please send deck
Rachel Bellack
01:07:37
Thank you—this was wonderful!
Dave Gau
01:07:40
Deck
Shari Barth
01:07:41
Deck
Mary Baird
01:07:41
deck
Kate Suerth
01:07:42
Deck
Matt Elwell
01:07:43
DECK
Lisa Little
01:07:43
deck
Robert Cochrane
01:07:44
deck
Carolyn Walsh
01:07:44
Deck
Ria Torricelli
01:07:44
Deck
Lotus Buckner
01:07:44
deck
Jared Berger
01:07:44
DECK!
Sharon Harris
01:07:44
Deck
Cindy Zemke
01:07:44
deck
Heather MERRITT
01:07:45
deck
randall williams
01:07:46
deck please
Sandra Kiel
01:07:46
thank you so much!
Christina Robinson
01:07:46
deck
Patrick Short
01:07:47
Yes, deck please.
Sandra Kiel
01:07:47
deck
Edward Trout
01:07:47
Deck
Alicia James
01:07:48
deck
Tennille Martin
01:07:48
deck
Dave Bogan
01:07:48
deck
Rachel Bellack
01:07:49
Deck
Amy Philippon
01:07:49
deck
Robert Cochrane
01:07:50
Thank you
Steven Stojak
01:07:51
Deck please! sotjak19@yahoo.com
Phuong Le
01:07:51
DECK please :)!! Thank you again Gregory!
Cora Lewallen
01:07:52
Deck, please!
michael mcguire
01:07:53
deck
Lyndsey Picardo
01:07:53
Deck
Jeff Kramer
01:07:54
Thanks Gregory!
Matt Elwell
01:07:54
(Or just the slide with 17. I screenshot everything else!)
Dave Gau
01:08:01
yes recording please! thank you so much!
Sandra Kiel
01:08:04
are we allowed to share the deck in our org
Steven Stojak
01:08:05
*Stojak19@yahoo.com for the deck please!
Scott Rencher
01:08:10
Thanks Greg!
Erika Kavanagh
01:08:11
Deck please and thank you (Erika.j.kavanagh@gmail.com)
Maria Romine
01:08:11
Thank you, Gregory!
Patrick Short
01:08:12
Thank you!
Sandra Kiel
01:08:16
and can we share the recording??
Tara D. (she/her)
01:08:29
Thank you for your time, Gregory! I’d love your thoughts on what organizations with exceptionally low funding can do (not for profits/theatres) to still enact a lot of this (without CEOs or executive boards or budgets that include D&I retention). We’d love more ideas and resources for very small businesses - if you have them. Thank you thank you!
Denise Smith
01:08:30
DECK
Tara D. (she/her)
01:08:31
deck
Awatif Yahya
01:08:40
Thanks a million
Denise Smith
01:08:40
Is it open to everyone?
Christine Harrell (she/her)
01:08:41
deck please
Elizabeth Hoffmann
01:08:43
Deck please. Thank you for this! It was great.
Christine Harrell (she/her)
01:08:48
Thanks!!!!
Cindy Zemke
01:08:49
hrbp
Annie Karrick
01:08:49
HRBP
Lotus Buckner
01:08:50
HRBP
Awatif Yahya
01:08:50
HR VP
Sharon Harris
01:08:51
HR
Sandra Kiel
01:08:52
HRBP
Cora Lewallen
01:08:52
HRBP
Heather MERRITT
01:08:53
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randall williams
01:08:53
hrbp please
Sandra Dominguez
01:08:53
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Erika Kavanagh
01:08:53
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Matt Elwell
01:08:54
RIGHT ON TIME!
Gail Gerson
01:08:55
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Kelsey Philippi
01:08:58
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Mary Baird
01:08:58
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Cynthia Toro
01:09:00
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Kelsey Philippi
01:09:01
Thank you!
Sharon Harris
01:09:02
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Alicia James
01:09:05
Take care , everyone
Lisa Little
01:09:08
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Jess Kaz
01:09:27
Thanks so very much! Keep the faith and work for the long haul!
Doug Ocar
01:09:36
Thanks
Gregory Tall
01:10:38
www.gregorytall.com/antiracism-microlearning
Matt Elwell
01:10:41
Tara’s question above.
Matt Elwell
01:13:03
Can you talk to “work WITH us instead of FOR US” vs. asking BIPOC to do emotional labor during this time? How do we provide agency without being another burden?
Sandra Kiel
01:17:42
Awesome Gregory, I plan to share the recording!!
Robert Cochrane
01:17:52
Thank you!
Trent S
01:17:58
Thank you Gregory!
Doug Ocar
01:18:00
1 ….. I mean thanks!
Matt Elwell
01:18:02
GREAT WORK! THANK YOU!
Ria Torricelli
01:18:05
Thank you!
Lyndsey Picardo
01:18:06
Thank you!!!!
Steven Stojak
01:18:08
Thank you Gregory! This was incredible as always
Sandra Kiel
01:18:09
I need your energy
Dave Gau
01:18:19
Thank you again!!
Sharon Harris
01:18:20
Thank you Gregory! This was awesome!!!
Patrick Short
01:18:25
Thank you again!
Jared Berger
01:18:25
huge thanks!
Gregory Tall
01:18:56
THANKS Everyone!