I am proud to be Chikere Igbokwe, a Black Woman of Nigerian/Trinidadian decent, using my platform to create change. I am proud to be the mother of of two amazing teenagers. I am proud to be the founder of Inclucive, a DEI Consultancy and Allyship a community for Allies to come together in a safe space and learn. I am proud to be calling YOU to action.
It’s been over a year since the terrible murder of George Floyd. The 25th of May 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, the murder shocked and woke the world up to the horrors of racism and injustice faced on a daily basis by Black and Brown people in their communities and workplace around the world.
Many people and organisations have since been on a journey of awakening – educating themselves, having conversations, listening to Black and Brown Communities and been on a journey of learning. I have always said we need Allies – Active Allies. Allies who will use their power and privilege to create change.
But from having conversations with people, the difficulty faced by many is how to start. Where to find information. Allyship is a lifelong journey of self-education, having difficult conversations, learning, un-learning, re-learning, listening, making mistakes, acknowledging your privilege, staying engaged and never stopping.
So, for the month of October – Black History Month 2021 – The Allyship Community and Inclucive DEI Consultancy will be dedicated to the 30 “day” Allyship Challenge to help you start your Allyship journey. (Remember we need more Active Allies!). This challenge will provide you with necessary resources and guide you along as you start or maybe continue on your journey. There will be a list of books, workshops you can attend, listening sessions, podcasts and many more activities.
Take the challenge with family, friends and colleagues and be on the Journey together. The Challenge runs from 1st October to 31st October but remember Allyship is a life long journey so you can start the challenge anytime. Click here to sign up. The first news letter went out yesterday click to access - Week 1: Unlearning to Amplify & Activate.
Meet us on Friday 8th October 1-1:30pm to discuss week one. Click here to join.