June 2020Black Lives Matter
The murders, the hate…the horrible reminders that we need to do more.
We are the SOCIAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT DIVISION…and if we do not call this out, and push back on racism, then, who are we?
I don’t pretend to have many answers, but I know that in the last three weeks I have learned about things from my Black colleagues, students and friends that I was blind to (even after years of diversity and inclusion training). For example, Black faculty being stopped in parking lots at universities and questioned about their faculty standing…Black students being singled out by police in a group of rowdy fans at a baseball game…and then there are the horrible examples of racism that we now see on TV and social media…the death of George Floyd as a terrible, culminating moment where we witnessed the things that our Black neighbours have seen for years.
After discussion with the members of SIM governance and committees, we brainstormed ideas about what we might do. I encourage you to email me at email@example.com with more ideas:
Please send materials directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, I have uploaded a page of resources from Dr. Nicole Cooke, Augusta Baker Chair at the University of South Carolina: “Anti-Racism Resources for all Ages”, which provides links to some amazing resources: https://padlet.com/nicolethelibrarian/nbasekqoazt336co.
Frankly, I don’t know how to end this, other than to say I hope we are at a turning point in this horrible journey to stamp out racism, and specifically to tell the world right now that Black Lives Matter.
Yours in SIM,
Virtual 12 th International Social Innovation Research Conference 2020,
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