Steve Howe, Ernst & Young’s Americas and Firm Managing Partner, recently published a synopsis of the work E&Y has been doing internally around diversity and inclusion and recommending externally to their clients. E&Y’s efforts are a window into what Carolyn Buck Luce has referred to as market and social justice forces aligning. Justice organizations would be remiss not to seize the moment. People seeking a more just society cannot accomplish the systemic changes we desire without being able to influence the channeling of the resources that run the world.
It is at the end of this video that Collabyrinth’s work begins. Otherwise, the cultural awareness “breakthrough” that occurs exists only to further serve persons of privilege (or in this instance the culture of white supremacy)–as if everything everybody goes through in the video is for the white guy.
[EXCERPT]–“In war–whether a shooting war or a culture war makes no difference on this point–only some of the battles are carefully planned. Others explode as if from nowhere. A little skirmish or rearguard action can quickly turn into a major collision, a Battler of Gettysburg, for example. “Something like that happened in Indiana during the last days of March. A bill in the state legislature, a mostly sumbolic last stand by routed conservatives opposed to same-sex marriage, triggered a massive response from gay-rights advocates. Governor Mike Pence’s signature on his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) looked at first like a successful raid on competingmore…
Collabyrinth Principal Consultant, Melvin Bray, has been engaged by Auburn Seminary to co-organize the Table for Action Project Atlanta, along with professor and activist Letitia Campbell. In follow-up to an initial gathering of potential lead hosts 9 December 2014, Auburn sponsors Lisa Anderson and Macky Alston and they two local organizers met today to clarify the program’s vision, audience and timeline.