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The Economics of Inequality

In our last community conversation on race and humanity in the workplace, we emphasized the important step for individuals and organizations to first look inward to understand their roles in maintaining privilege, power, and racist systems…
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Race and Humanity in the Workplace

Earlier this year, we planned The Business Case for Racial Equity, a community convening in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Leadership Montgomery, inspired by the WKKF report of the same name. Due to our global pandemic,…
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Systems Won’t Change Unless People Do

All lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter. For George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the millions of other Black people unjustifiably murdered as a result of our racist systems, we must do better in our advocacy and our allyship. In reference to Sorrell's quote, the time is now to do something about it. We can't let this be another moment when our country passively witnesses racism without taking bold actions toward change. If you don't know where to start, consider joining our team in one or more of the following actions.
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Finding Humanity behind Action: Racial Equity Interview with Carolyn Lowery

Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening, The Business Case for Race Equity. The rescheduled event will now take place on October 6th…
C.Marie Taylor with Montgomery County first responders during the April 2020 Leadership Montgomery Core Class Session
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On Race, Business, and COVID-19: Eight Questions for C. Marie Taylor

Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening, The Business Case for Race Equity. The rescheduled event will now take place on October 6th…
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The Words Matter

By Elena Hilton One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Arrival, which stars Amy Adams as a linguistics professor who’s recruited to figure out how to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth. I’m not one for sci-fi…
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Four Ways that Organizations Miss the Mark on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

At Mission Forward®, we create transformational trainings that model what is possible in the world. We believe that the future will be inclusive and just. 
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On Brave Actions and Bold Speak

By Carrie Fox   Above my youngest daughter’s bed hangs a framed sign that reads “Be Brave”. My husband and I were intentional in hanging that sign, and we remain focused on instilling its message in our children: to stand…