A Black History Month Series

Welcome to part four of our blog series “Unsung Heroes,” lifting up Black leaders around the world for Black History Month. Because of my extensive travel experience and the ways those travels influenced my life, worldview, and career, I find it important to not only lift up Black American voices during this month, but Black voices from around the world. This is consistent with my perspective that we are celebrating Black History Month and not just African American history month. Stick with us this month to learn about some relatively unknown, uncelebrated Black heroes.

Who Was Wangari Maathai?

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Wangari Maathai…


A Black History Month Series

Welcome to part three of our blog series “Unsung Heroes,” lifting up Black leaders around the world for Black History Month. Because of my extensive travel experience and the ways those travels influenced my life, worldview, and career, I find it important to not only lift up Black American voices during this month, but Black voices from around the world. This is consistent with my perspective that we are celebrating Black History Month and not just African American history month. Stick with us this month to learn about some relatively unknown, uncelebrated Black heroes.

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Rosa Parks before Rosa Parks

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A Black History Month Series

Welcome to part two of our blog series “Unsung Heroes,” lifting up Black leaders around the world for Black History Month. Because of my extensive travel experience and the ways those travels influenced my life, worldview, and career, I find it important to not only lift up Black American voices during this month, but Black voices from around the world. This is consistent with my perspective that we are celebrating Black History Month and not just African American history month. Stick with us this month to learn about some relatively unknown, uncelebrated Black heroes.

Fighting for Liberation in Latin America

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A Black History Month Series

Welcome to our blog series “Unsung Heroes,” lifting up Black leaders around the world for Black History Month. Because of my extensive travel experience and the ways those travels influenced my life, worldview, and career, I find it important to not only lift up Black American voices during this month, but Black voices from around the world. This is consistent with my perspective that we are celebrating Black History Month and not just African American history month. Stick with us this month to learn about some relatively unknown, uncelebrated Black heroes.

A Black Pass

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York: Terra Incognita, cast bronze, by Alison Saar (2010)

We begin with York, an enslaved…


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What does it look like to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2021?

The same day a Black man and a Jewish man were voted into the U.S. Senate in Georgia, a Trump-supporting mob bearing Confederate and Nazi flags attacked the U.S. Capitol. The stark contrast between these two events shows us both how far we have come as a nation and how far we still have to go to achieve racial equity. As much work as we still have in front of us, it should serve as a sign of encouragement and perspective that less than a…


The absolute chaos of last Wednesday behind us, we now see the analysis, explanations, and fallout of the Capitol riots filling out the picture of what actually took place. Amid cries for resignation and impeachment, amid partisan reckoning about what the consequences of this riot should be, amid news about the play-by-play events occurring on Capitol Hill, we here at Dr. Logan Speaks are intrigued by specific rhetoric coming from those who are saying “this is not who we are.”

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Shock or surprise at the events of last week reveal something about the individual expressing those feelings. The truth is…


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2020 has been a challenging year. With a devastating pandemic, rollercoaster politics, and the protests against continued, racialized violence, this year has taken a toll on all of us and particularly on those who have lost loved ones, who have been sick themselves, and who have been protesting and campaigning for their right to live with peace and justice. Whatever your experience has been this year, we are grateful that you are part of our community here at Dr. Logan Speaks. We are in solidarity with you this holiday season as we reflect on all we have experienced. …


How to shop small & support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses this holiday season

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In a crazy year, some of the things we cling to are recreating our traditions in any way that’s still possible. For those of us who are lucky enough, that means giving gifts to loved ones near and far as a way to affirm our connection and care for each other despite the distance. Here at Dr. Logan Speaks, we would love to encourage you to live out your commitment to racial justice that has become so front-and-center for many this year by supporting Black, Indigenous, and people-of-color-owned businesses this holiday season. Here are some local Evanston/Chicago businesses to visit…


The Four Priorities

So you want to improve your organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion, but don’t know where to start? Too many ideas and opportunities to choose from? Not even sure what to look for or ask about? Let us help you approach DEI the right way with these four priorities!

The Priorities

  1. Foster Identity and Equity in Practice
  2. Inclusive Organizational and Club Culture and Climate
  3. Value Access and Inclusion in Service
  4. Prepare Volunteers for Culturally Responsive Service

What They Mean

  1. Foster Identity and Equity in Practice: Working towards diversity and equity requires that we know who we are, first…

Today, November 3rd, is Election Day, and arguably the most critical Election Day in a generation or more. While in theory, our work and more generally work around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can and should be bipartisan and practiced across the political spectrum, what’s at stake in this election does have to do with DEI and the outcome of the election reflects directly on this country’s commitment to equity. We at Dr. Logan Speaks urge you to practice your right to vote, if you haven’t yet (record numbers of voters have turned in ballots early, indicating the level of investment…

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