My team and I stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters and everyone around the globe who dare to confront the systemic racism and further injustices that have plagued the black experience in America for far too long. While we denounce violence and the destruction of property, we understand the pain, grief, frustration, and loss of faith, by those who are looting, in both the system and its leaders. That is not their individual failure, it is ours collectively. To suggest otherwise is simply perpetuating the stereotypes that have created these conditions.
In the midst of my own pain, grief, and frustration, I remain hopeful and committed to working with business and community leaders to resolve issues of social and organizational injustice. The humanity in me values the humanity in you.
In Peace & Power,
Michele Lawlis Shelton is not just another diversity trainer. She is an international speaker, author, consultant, and social justice advocate deeply concerned with how we experience humanity in the workplace and beyond. In addition to diversity and inclusion, she specializes in race relations and gender issues. As a consultant, Michele helps courageous leaders, in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, make inclusivity more than a goal in the marketplace, workplace, and community by developing strategies that maximize...
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Michele's candor, innovative insight, and unique approaches make her a trusted, value-added consultant. She is an audience favorite at conferences, association meetings, community events and remains available on an international basis to keynote, coach, and consult.
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Decade 4 Diversity was launched in January 2020 to help organizations and communities focus on confronting the issues and doing the work that is necessary to create substantive change around diversity and race relations.
Until we can have a truthful discussion about race and take subsequent action, we will continue to experience tragedy over triumph in this country.
- Michele L. Shelton
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"While I could have read White Fragility on my own and processed it independently, it was invaluable to be able to have these important conversations around white privilege with a group. I am so much more aware of the everyday racism that occurs in America and how I am a part of that system. Michele's facilitation was the perfect balance of pushing us out of our comfort zone without ever making us feel shame for our experiences. This was a really valuable experience for me both personally and professionally."
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Racial justice and equity are driving conversations today in our workplaces and beyond. Are you on a path to progress, or just along for the ride? Join us for perspectives from two veteran D&I Consultants as they answer your questions and candidly discuss how organizational leaders can navigate these critical and rapidly changing times.
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- David Baumgartner, Vice President, Spirituality, Signature Healthcare
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