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Hope Street - Issue #6

Welcome back! It’s Issue#6 and for the week that it was, then we at #HopeStreet know what to say, wit
Hope Street - Issue #6
By Barry, Kirsten, Perry • Issue #6 • View online
Welcome back! It’s Issue#6 and for the week that it was, then we at #HopeStreet know what to say, without equivocation.
“We utterly abhor racism in all its forms and oppose it wherever it raises its ugly, evil mug”.
There’s no slide into whataboutery here and no sitting on the fence. We are Anti-Racist!
The dreadful images of George Floyd’s death were a sad reminder of one of the biggest systemic problems of ours and too many lifetimes, not just in the US but across the globe. Our thoughts are with our valued black friends, sisters, mothers, fathers, brothers, colleagues and neighbours everywhere and we are sorry you are going through this pain. Again.
This is no D&I initiative nor retreat into corporate tokenism. This is our business as a society and there is no longer a place for neutrality. Let’s listen. Let’s learn. Let’s contribute. Let’s have uncomfortable conversations. In our teams, organisations & even our families. Show how people belong and how valued they are in being black as well as part of our shared identity.
So, with that in mind and more, thank you for your continued support. For those who’ve had this sent to them, then welcome to the #coalitionofthehopeful and if you haven’t done so already, then consider subscribing and sharing the newsletter with your wider network if you think it creates value.
Racial prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance.’ – Jane Elliott, featured in our education section below.

Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter.
How You Can Support Black People Today, Tomorrow & Forever
5 Ways Companies Are Responding to Escalated Racial Tensions & Social Unrest
The world after covid-19 - Adam Grant on how jobs, bosses and firms may improve after the crisis
Stop telling people you’ll ‘see them on the other side’ of coronavirus
Employee Wellbeing After Lockdown
COVID-19 L&D Research
Six transformational ways your pre-COVID people strategy must change
The future of work has no destination, there is only the journey
Our Leaders Of Tomorrow Are Going To Need These 4 Rare Skills
Human co-operation is ‘Our super-power’ – but there’s a dark side
Rebuilding the Economy Around Good Jobs
Women in the workforce - Downturns tend to reduce gender inequality. Not under covid-19
Mapping “The Future of Work” Startup & Investor ecosystem
To survive in a post-pandemic world, colleges must rethink their value proposition now
Anti-Racism Educator Jane Elliott: ‘There’s Only One Race. The Human Race'
Listen Here
Cutting through a lot of noise on the street, we spotted several things of value you may find useful.
A great Q&A write-up from our friends at the Resolution Foundation on their session: “From loud claps to hard cash. A new settlement for Britain’s low-paid workers”. Access it here.
With a need to get to zero net greenhouse gas emissions in every sector of the economy within 50 years, Bill Gates talks about the need for climate innovators. It hasn’t gone away. Watch it here.
Next, an interesting 30-minute video from John Maeda on Distributed and Remote Work. There is a distinct difference & John focuses on the changing notion of place. Fascinating. Watch it here.
The magnificent Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at LBS and an international award-winning best-selling author, is running a webinar next Tuesday 9th June at 12 noon U.K. time entitled: Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation. Register here.
The aspirational B Corporation will be hosting a series of webinars entitled “Open Community Conversations”. The first issue tackled will be: to discuss business’ role in anti-racism on Friday 12th June. Register here.
That's the NOW but what NEXT?
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An apology to Lynn Killick, whose name we misspelt when describing her fabulous blog post featured last week. If you missed it, then access it here.
Stay safe and take care.
Barry, Perry & Kirsten.
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