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Our Commitment to Racial Equity: July 2021 Progress Report

In July 2020, Mission Partners published a Race Equity Action Plan, a collection of our commitments and actions to advance racial equity within our business, our client work, and our world. Within that document, we stated that we would revisit…
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Institutionally Underserved, Historically Resilient.

“We are not a ‘historically’ underserved population. My history is one of ancestors who survived so I could thrive. My history didn’t start with ‘western civilization.’ I am colonially underserved. I am institutionally underserved.…
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Black History is More than A Month.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – former President Barack Obama   Although former President Obama first delivered…
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The Economics of Inequality

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement Recording of "The Economics of Inequality" Highlights from "The Economics of Inequality" In our last community conversation on race and humanity in the workplace,…
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Race and Humanity in the Workplace

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement Recording of "Race and Humanity in the Workplace" Highlights from "Race and Humanity in the Workplace" Earlier this year, we planned The Business Case for Racial…
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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

By: Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director 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…
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On Race, Business, and COVID-19: Eight Questions for C. Marie Taylor

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO + Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening,…
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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.