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Ep. 10: Hadiya Roderique on systemic racism Bright Future

    • Business

As peaceful protesters around the world have taken up the chant of Black Lives Matter, the push to address systemic racism in Canada has opened the eyes of many to some of the hurdles Black people in this country face. The conversations we’re having today are the same ones Black activists were having in the 1970s. The information, the stories, the solutions are all there. Waiting for people to listen. Our guest this episode wants you to listen. And she wants you to understand and think about your own bias. Dr. Hadiya Roderique, writer, lawyer, and diversity advocate, wants to support actions over symbolism. She’s dedicated herself to creating more inclusive and diverse organizations. She talks to us about how recruiting strategies are only a good start, what people can do to better understand race, and how organizations can become more inclusive. Connect with Hadiya on Twitter and LinkedIn, or at www.hadiyaroderique.com. Hadiya’s articles referenced in this article: “Black on Bay Street,” The Globe and Mail “The Case for Black Joy,” Flare Globe and Mail follow-up to “Black on Bay Street”: Christine Dobby, “Why Are There Still So Few Lawyers on Bay Street,” The Globe and Mail Books referenced in this episode: So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo The Skin We’re In, Desmond Cole How To Be an Antiracist, Dr. Ibam X. Kendi Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts.  You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

As peaceful protesters around the world have taken up the chant of Black Lives Matter, the push to address systemic racism in Canada has opened the eyes of many to some of the hurdles Black people in this country face. The conversations we’re having today are the same ones Black activists were having in the 1970s. The information, the stories, the solutions are all there. Waiting for people to listen. Our guest this episode wants you to listen. And she wants you to understand and think about your own bias. Dr. Hadiya Roderique, writer, lawyer, and diversity advocate, wants to support actions over symbolism. She’s dedicated herself to creating more inclusive and diverse organizations. She talks to us about how recruiting strategies are only a good start, what people can do to better understand race, and how organizations can become more inclusive. Connect with Hadiya on Twitter and LinkedIn, or at www.hadiyaroderique.com. Hadiya’s articles referenced in this article: “Black on Bay Street,” The Globe and Mail “The Case for Black Joy,” Flare Globe and Mail follow-up to “Black on Bay Street”: Christine Dobby, “Why Are There Still So Few Lawyers on Bay Street,” The Globe and Mail Books referenced in this episode: So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo The Skin We’re In, Desmond Cole How To Be an Antiracist, Dr. Ibam X. Kendi Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts.  You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

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