We continue our series of conversations about how to discuss race and racism. Companies across the country are grappling with how to have those conversations internally. Some have coordinated dialogue circles, town halls, and listening sessions, where employees share their experiences with racism, white privilege, and discrimination.
WXXI staff members recently participated in listening sessions. We've invited members from one of the breakout groups on Connections to share what they discussed, their responses to recent events, and their thoughts on the value of having uncomfortable conversations. Our guests:
- Mona Isler, executive assistant and staff liaison to the board at WXXI
- Tashanda Thomas, director of human resources for WXXI
- Laura Garrison, vice president for development at WXXI and the Little Theatre