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As we near the end of Black History Month, this annual celebration provided us with the opportunity to acknowledge the historic achievements of Black Americans and to highlight their undeniable impact on American history. This year’s Black History Month theme is Black Health and Wellness, which “considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.” This theme is especially timely as we enter the third year of the pandemic, which has disproportionately affected minority communities and placed unique burdens on Black professionals. Evidence to date suggests that Black and Latine workers face substantially higher economic and health insecurities from COVID-19, than White workers. The global impact of COVID-19, both in lives lost and economic devastation, is likely to leave a lasting mark for years to come on these communities. The best path forward includes making sure that we all use the painful lessons learned during this crisis, to support communities facing this form of racism.
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Corporate Participation Examples:
PwC is building on their culture of belonging during Black History Month through events and opportunities to connect, learn, and celebrate Black history, culture, and contributions. Throughout the month, PwCers will have the opportunity to explore the depth and breadth of Black identity across several topics, including the intersection of race and environmental equity, generational wealth-building, and food for the soul. The firm will also highlight opportunities, causes, and organizations that support the Black community, including getting involved with PwC’s Access Your Potential commitment, helping 25,000 Black and Latine college students prepare for and begin, in-demand careers.
Lockheed Martin is planning a series of events centered around the theme “Health and Wellness and its Impact on the Black Community”. Led by Black Excellence Council (B.E.C), the events will engage the employee population across the country by promoting the importance of community wellness, as well as physical, mental, and financial health.
Autodesk’s focus for this year’s Black History Month celebration will emphasize “The Importance of Black Health and Wellness”. Honoring this month by donating to the Black Joy Parade and committing to an unrestricted donation to the Hidden Genius Project for the next three years.
As always, I thank you for reading!
Michelle Bagnato, Founder & Chief Engagement Officer