As a white woman I am challenged by the terrible deaths of George Floyd and others to develop my understanding of racism in our society. We need to engage in real conversations with our colleagues who are people of color. This is a critical leadership task for our time.
By the tone leaders set, and by their openness, organizations can respond and move ahead. At Jurassic Parliament, we are deeply committed to the belief that diversity is strength. Yet governing isn’t an easy task! Parliamentary procedure provides a method for every voice to be heard. We will continue to work to empower all people to participate in the hard work ahead of us.
In the second century Rabbi Tarfon wrote, "It is not yours to finish this task, but you are not free to desist from it." I welcome your thoughts about how we can bring about positive change.
Ann G. Macfarlane
Professional Registered Parliamentarian
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