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MEETING IN A BOX
ISTOCL/COPYRIGHT: STOCKYIMAGES And as CEOs and company leaders
address these issues in the workplace, it is
crucial not only for managers to understand
how to handle the current racial climate but
for all of your employees to have a better
understanding of Black history, how far they
have come and what hurdles still remain.
For this reason, we are providing you with
additional content in this Meeting in a Box.
We are providing a Timeline, highlighting
events pertaining to Blacks throughout our
nation's history and all the way up to the
present; our Facts and Figures, giving
information on Blacks in corporate America,
education statistics and financial figures;
and our Things NOT to Say segment focused
on Blacks in the workplace.
We are also providing discussion
questions that can be facilitated by your
managers or employee resource groups, as
well as proven helpful strategies real leaders
have used to address racial tensions.
This information should be distributed to
your entire workforce and also should be
used by your Black employee resource group
and your diversity council all year round.
PA GE 1
Black History Month
For All Employees
This Meeting in a Box tool is designed
for distribution to all employees. You
may use portions of it or all of it. Each
section is available as a separate PDF;
you can forward the entire document or
link to it on DiversityInc Best Practices,
or you can print it out for employees
who do not have Internet access.
A s racial tensions remain on the rise
across the country, Black History
Month is of even greater importance.
We recommend you start your employees' cultural-competence lesson by using this Timeline. The unique history of Blacks in the
United States is the clearest indication of evolving human-rights values and represents a moral and economic battle that split this
nation. The remarkable progress of African Americans is a testame