As communicators, our power lies in storytelling. We choose the narratives, messengers, words, and images that persuade people to change their minds or take action. With that power comes a responsibility to resist perpetuating racist systems and to do better. Or, as we say, do good.
To fulfill that responsibility, we must ask ourselves two fundamental questions: Is it possible to do social good communications work without talking about racism and racial equity? Can nonprofit and foundation communicators advance our missions without addressing race and racism?
We believe the answer is no.
Find more anti-racism tools and communication resources at The Communications Network’s DEI Project