We all know DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is a must-have in today’s world, but as businesses and school districts of all shapes and sizes attempt to respond to recent world events and global trends, there are many considerations to factor in when planning and deciding on taking action. In their DEI intent, many leaders and organizations are too reactionary and unprepared to institute sustained change within their organizations versus just doing a DEI workshop, bringing in a speaker that checks certain boxes or appeases certain people.
In their effort at becoming relevant and being accountable, many organizations are creating…
We all know that there is a race and gender pay gap, but do we know how big that gap really is? Here’s a good illustration to get a better grasp of it: in order for a Black woman, on average, to earn as much as the average White man made in 2020, she must work from January 1st, 2020 until August 3, 2021. In other words, Black women on average make only 63 cents for every one dollar that white men make.
4 Core Causes of the Pay Gap
1 Occupational segregation. Overwhelmingly, men and White people are steered…
On June 19th, we celebrate Juneteenth! This is the holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States heard about the Emancipation Proclamation and were finally free. Here at Dr. Logan Speaks, we would love to encourage you to live out your commitment to racial justice and celebrate Juneteenth by supporting Black, Indigenous, and people-of-color-owned businesses. Here are some local Evanston/Chicago businesses to visit for all your shopping needs. Let’s make our new post-vaccination “normal” one that lifts up those who have been historically marginalized.
Batters and Berries Breakfast, Lunch, and Brunch
Sorenny, one of our Asian-American staff members at Dr. Logan Speaks, shares: What does Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month mean to me? It’s a month dedicated to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where the focus is on educating others about our history in America; the contributions and challenges in the years of our existence in this country. It’s a month where we can celebrate each other as Asian Americans of various ethnicities with different experiences yet also share some similarities.
The twin pandemics of COVID and racism that have dominated our society over the last year have brought more…
Cinco de Mayo is here, and with more and more people being vaccinated, it may be tempting to seize the opportunity, go out on the town, and use this holiday as an excuse to celebrate! While it is more important now than ever to reconnect with friends and family, celebrate with our communities, and get out of our COVID bubbles (only in safe and CDC-approved ways, of course), make sure you’re aware of a few things before you make any plans.
1Watch for cultural appropriation
At Dr. Logan Speaks, we are all about living in harmony with others and the earth. We’re committed to sustainability all year round and we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t complete unless we’re addressing issues like environmental racism, climate refugees and more. Join us in celebrating this Earth Day by participating in one (or all eight!) of our activities below.
1No matter where you live and work, you’re bound to drive or walk by countless pieces of trash every single day. This Earth Day, grab a trash bag, hand sanitizer, and gloves, and take an intentional walk around your…
It may be April Fool’s Day, but Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are no joke! Dr. Logan and team are here to help you get a grip on why DEI is critical to the success of your organization and community in 2021.
These days, it is imperative that everyone be aware of DEI strategies and pitfalls. The social and legal responses to unintentional (or intentional) acts or statements of discrimination can ruin your company’s brand, a good name and go viral — and not in a good way. …
In the wake of the racist and misogynist shootings in Atlanta, and the tragic incident of mass gun violence in Boulder, how can the Black community reflect and respond? Here are some thoughts for our community in light of feelings and thoughts that might come up in response to these events.
(Check out our last blog post in solidarity with the victims of the shootings)
Some in the Black (and Brown) community feel:
“….well, now they (Asians) know how it (racial discrimination) feels.”
To that I would say, many Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders have known how it feels…
Today, our nation is reeling from an incident of racially-motivated violence. Just as I as a Black man am particularly shaken when violence befalls someone who looks like me, this week our Asian American neighbors felt the shock and fear of the last year of anti-AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) violence culminating in the deadly attack on 3 massage parlors in the Atlanta area. All experiences of racism are different, and yet we stand in deep solidarity with other victims of White supremacy and at this time, especially with our Asian and Asian American neighbors.
Talking about sustainability is tricky — of course every individuals’ actions make a difference, but it’s hard to feel like we have any impact when large and powerful industries create the vast majority of carbon emissions. In 2017, only 100 companies were producing 70% of the world’s carbon emissions. Still, though, our actions and the actions we model for those around us, including our clients, our organization’s members, our students and our children can go a long way. Here are 6 ways to reduce your own carbon footprint and contribute to the movement for sustainability.
1.Drive less, walk more.