To our DÔEN community,
This past year has been like no other, and requires reflection, reckoning, and perhaps, a newfound understanding of the multitude of intertwining, inextricably linked threads that bind us all together. As an organization, we have been embarking on deepening our knowledge and understanding of institutional and systemic racism, and its historical and continued impact on environmental, social, and economic justice.
After the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, we created a cross-functional leadership team to track and measure our goals in a variety of areas, from internal training and revised hiring practices to ongoing partnerships and representation. This team continues to meet bi-weekly, and drives our anti-racism initiatives continually forward. In addition, our employee-led resource groups are forums for our team to meet, hold open discussions, and advance our collective knowledge and internal efforts; our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging ERG is planning its first speaker for this summer, and has hosted conversations about performative activism, implicit bias, and the Derek Chauvin trial and conviction, amongst other topics.
With the publication of our 2021 Resolutions Report, we are also moving forward with combining our reports into a singular, holistic publication. As we further explore the interconnectedness of all that we do, we will be providing updates on our anti-racism initiatives within our upcoming bi-annual Impact Reports. We are committed to sharing details of our efforts with our community and industry, and strongly believe that open communication will help us all reach a more equitable and just workplace and culture.
Our original statement, published June 11, 2020, is available here. Our 6-month update, published in January 2021, is available here.