We use our position to influence change.
Business should be a powerful lever of change, driving progressive social justice by advancing the strategies and tools that deal issues such as protecting democracy or racial inequality. Nonviolent methods of conflict resolution have been shown time and again as the most efficient way to achieve peace and justice.
In God We Trust
Texas passed a law *requiring* schools to display any donated 'In God We Trust' poster: they are breaking the law if someone donates a poster and they don't display it. So an activist is donating those posters but in Arabic.
And Vulcan, Hebrew, Gay Pride, Spanish, Hindi, and many more.
Signed into law in March 2022 by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, this new legislation lets parents object to educational materials. That bill came about after some parents complained about sexually explicit books being taught in Florida schools.
Many of those books, such as Gender Queer: A Memoir, deal with LGBTQ themes and coming out stories. DeSantis celebrated the removal of Gender Queer at a news conference after the signing of the law.
Black Lives Matter
Black lives matter. Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, kids, and grandparents, they all matter. They matter because they’re our friends, colleagues, neighbors, co-workers who everyday face injustices that steal from us all, regardless of your color.
Racism is the defining civil rights issue of our time. To be silent is to be complicit.