Curating The Colors of Love Blog series has been a rewarding and inspirational experience.
During this project, I have learned a great deal from the blog authors and the members of the #RootCauseRacism community. It is incredible to witness the significant changes that can happen by taking a step toward being a better ally and demonstrating respect for people.
My wish and invitation from the introduction blog, "The Colors and Countermeasures of Love," remains:
I hope and pray that those who read the upcoming blogs, and attend the webinar, will be compelled to become a trusted Ally. Please accept this invitation from the #RootCauseRacism team to join us in this “brave space.” It’s an opportunity to learn ways to apply continuous improvement/kaizen and respect for people. Take this opportunity to self-reflect and learn to better support the LGBTQ+ community, especially our Black brothers and sisters.
INVITATION TO BRAVE SPACE
You are invited to be yourself in this brave space:
Together we will create brave space
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”
We exist in the real world
We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this space we seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We call each other to more truth and love
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be but
It will be our brave space together,
And we will work on it side by side.
Please join us on this journey.
Read the blogs. Watch the webinar recording, then identify one small thing you can do today and everyday to help create a world that demonstrates respect for people.
The Colors of Love: Demonstrating Respect for People blog links and webinar recording:
“The Colors of Love - Biases” by Scott Bogan
“How to Be a Better Ally” by Paul W. Critchley
“The Risky Business of Teaching” by Alexus Bertrand
“Five Things Everybody Can Do Today to Make the World a Little Better" by Jeff Roussel
“Perilous Indifference” by Karla Parker
“When All You Have Ever Known Is Privilege” by Patrick Farrell
“Don't Be So Certain” by Madison Mobley
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Deondra Wardelle is a Senior-level Training and Development Executive. She has proven expertise in Strategic Growth Initiatives, Organizational and Leadership Development, and Lean Six Sigma Implementation. Deondra has a track record of success in being a catalyst for change and a driver of results, driven to improve processes and operations. She is an astute business strategist who is driven, engaging, collaborative and results-focused. An inspirational leader who serves as a strategic business partner, cultural change steward and operational expert. Effectively lead change management process strategies that facilitate organizational transformation and increase overall capabilities. Possesses an inclusive management style that encourages idea sharing and inspires exceptionalism in others. Proven ability to design and deliver a comprehensive range of learning solutions which produce measurable results.