pslondon, meet anti-racism.28 September 2020
We were all shocked by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd at the beginning of an already tumultuous year. Despite our hearts mourning with the families of these slain victims, here in the UK we can admit we were at a loss. Not just of words, but of clear ways to actively support anti-racism. That’s when we came across The Anti-Racist Social Club.
An anti-racism education and activism collective, The Anti-Racist Social Club works to create spaces and resources for education and open dialogue with White people and non-Black people of colour. It also hosts corporate workshops for building anti-racist organisations, equipping senior leadership with diversity and inclusion best practices, improving recruitment and retention, and reshaping corporate culture to be more inclusive of marginalised groups. We knew this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.
The workshop was an eye-opening and team-building experience, a breath of fresh air. Expertly-facilitated, the workshop gave us the opportunity to start having conversations about racism, White supremacy, and implicit bias. We learned, laughed, and most importantly walked away with actionable steps we can take in our journey to becoming a more anti-racist organisation. Diversity and inclusion are vital to the work we do and we’re committed to challenging racism in our ways of working and how we engage with the UK community. Don’t hesitate! As businesses, we have to meet this moment and not sit idly by as those around us struggle to be accepted for who they are.
We’re proud to have had the opportunity to work with The Anti-Racist Social Club and look forward to continuing our support for racial equality in everything we do. The work has just begun, and we’re excited to have a partner on this journey moving forward.