Empowering at-risk youth through skateboarding
Spurred on by the increased visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, organisations rushed to show that they were “on the right side of history” and supporting their minoritised employees, particularly those of Black heritage. This could be seen in a massive increase in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives, and an increase in those people talking about ED&I. But, two years have passed and many organisations (and their employees) are not seeing any improvement either in the number of candidates from different backgrounds that make it into their business or in the number that stay for the long-run. Here, we break-down five reasons why these diversity initiatives are failing
The 31st March is Trans Day of Visibility. It is an important day to remind us all to take action and fight for Transgender people. It’s a day to raise awareness of the discrimination they face everyday. It’s a day for transgender and non-binary people to have the opportunity to be seen positively and have their voices amplified (although we should be striving for this to be possible every day).