EDIB 5 Day Program

Lead, Learn, Grow, Connect 5-Day Program

Join CoreNet NorCal's EDIB committee in Leading, Learning, Growing, & Connecting as we honor Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month by joining the CoreNet Northern California Chapter's Lead, Learn, Grow, Connect Program organized by our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging (EDIB) Committee. The program will run from Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26. Each day we will share three links about Black History for you to read, watch, and listen. You will receive a fresh set of links every day for 5 days. Each day we will also provide a prompt and link to our LinkedIn discussion. Engage in our social media discussion to Connect, Learn and Grow with fellow CoreNet members.

On March 2nd from 4-5 pm, we will host a virtual after party / happy hour where you can Connect with other Leaders and share your reflections, thoughts, and insights on what you learned, and discuss the next steps for our committee. To attend the virtual happy hour, please RSVP below. 

Please view our repository of Read, Watch, and Listen resources below.



Day Five Resources 

Read:  
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15 Architects on Being Black in Architecture
https://www.culturedmag.com/15-architects-on-being-black-in-architecture/
Length: ~3,500 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America
https://www.pbs.org/show/driving-while-black/
Length: ~105 minutes

Listen: 
 

How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace
https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-promote-racial-equity-in-the-workplace
Length: ~ 30 minutes


Join the conversation on LinkedIn and address today's daily question: How can you help correct the problem? Are you willing to make a change? Do you have any resources you can share?



Day Four Resources 

Read:  
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Commercial Real Estate Has a Whiteness Problem
https://ggwash.org/view/78087/commercial-real-estate-has-a-whiteness-problem
Length: ~3,500 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv How America Invented Race
https://worldchannel.org/episode/howpia-america-invented-race/
Length: ~9 minutes

Listen: 
 

We Insist: A Century of Black Music Against State Violence
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/26/883334741/we-insist-a-century-of-black-music-against-state-violence
Length: ~ 5 to 50 minutes


Join the conversation on LinkedIn and address today's daily question: How do you see Whiteness in our industry? Why aren't we taught this in school?



Day Three Resources 

Read:  
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Young Barack Obama on Identify, the Search for a Coherent Self, and How We Fragment Our Wholeness With Polarizing Identify Politics
https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/11/21/barack-obama-identity-race/
Length: ~2,000 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv Jane Elliot - If You White Folks want to be treated the way blacks are in this society, stand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCKL7km5i-Y
Length: ~30 seconds

Listen: 
 

The Road to the Promised Land, 50 Years Later
https://www.npr.org/2018/04/04/599195739/the-road-to-the-promised-land-50-years-later
Length: ~23 minutes


Join the conversation on LinkedIn and address today's daily question: Why do you think people would prefer not to be treated like black people in our society?



Day Two Resources 

Read:  
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"The Case for Reparations" a Story by Ta-Nehisi Coates
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
Length: ~1,500 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv Ava DuVernay's "13th Amendment"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8
Length: ~100 minutes

Listen: 
 

"A Decade of Watching Black People Die" - Code Switch by NPR
https://www.npr.org/2018/04/04/599195739/the-road-to-the-promised-land-50-years-later
Length: ~22 minutes


Join the conversation on LinkedIn and address today's daily question: How do these make you feel? Why do you think you feel this way?



Day One Resources 

Read:  
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A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility - Part 1
https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/19/a-rap-on-race-margaret-mead-and-james-baldwin/
Length: ~2,800 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv Segregated By Design
https://vimeo.com/328684375
Length: ~18 minutes

Listen: 
 

Location! Location! Location!
https://www.npr.org/2018/04/11/601131468/location-location-location
Length: ~35 minutes


Join the conversation on LinkedIn and address today's daily question: Did you know our federal government actively supported systemic racism?



5-Day Program Kick-Off Resources

Read:  
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Muhammad Ali “Me, We” Poem
In 1975 Muhammad Ali was invited to talk to a group of Harvard students. Someone in the crowd shouted, 'Give us a poem, Muhammad'. He paused for a moment, looked up, and said: 'Me. We'.
https://www.jimcarrollsblog.com/blog/2015/4/3/mewe
Length: ~600 words

Watch: 
Image result for clipart free tv Phil Donahue & Lewis Farrakhan Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwbRugNYcVk

Length: ~85 minutes

Listen: 
 

Sam Cooke’s “Change Is Gonna Come”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3tVw9bQU9A
Length: ~3 minutes


About the EDIB Committee

The CoreNet NorCal EDIB Committee is leading with a vision in which prosperity is created and distributed through a strong equity lens focused on race and gender. Our collective understanding will be obtained and fortified through awareness, education, and embracing transformational values. EDIB’s three critical values; curiosity, humility, and empathy will govern the committee’s activities and behavior plus provide a strong influence and example for our chapter. We can be counted on to deliver education (learning), community outreach (growing), and stimulating events to this aim and look forward to growing this opportunity together (connecting).