In light of all that’s going on with the BLM movement, Creative Label believes it is important to stay engaged with our community and provide insight and education through discussions on the topic.
To stay in the loop with our conversations from the last few weeks, we have shared our resources below!
Create & Cultivate’s Ask An Expert: How To Be An Ally In The Workplace
Recently, we spoke on the Create & Cultivate’s IGTV about our featured blog post discussing 10 Tips On How to Be an Ally in the WorkplaceTake the first step towards anti-racism in the workspace and becoming allies by reading more on the tips below.
- Acknowledge you can be an ally at any level
- Educate yourself
- Understand your privilege
- Don’t expect praise
- Keep that same energy
- Take action
- Speak up
- Help open up space in the workplace
- Show yourself grace
- Don’t be afraid to have difficult conversations
Allyship with Aisha and Des the Founders of Creative Label with Jessica Bahena of Femmina
We had the honor of being guests on the Latina Business Coach Podcast to talk about how we can be allies, stand up against racism with our families, at work and within our businesses. This was the kick-off webinar episode of #amplifica, a 7-week webinar series to amplify melanated voices, with all donations made to @blmphxmetro. In this podcast, Jessica explains the importance of this movement and colorism within many cultures.
- How can you educate others in the workplace
- How can you show up & what you can do to pivot amidst #BLM
- Aisha & Des outline what an ally looks like for them
- The actions you can take as an ally
- How you can appropriately speak on controversial topics
- How staying silent or neutral can hurt your brand and business
- What conversations you can have with those around you
For a testimony on how to become a better ally during this movement, read a message from our Sr. Public Relations Associate, Sasha, here.
How To Show Up and Support When You Don’t Know What To Say
In light of people’s reactions to the BLM movement and the obvious need for education and understanding of the matter, The Label founders Aisha and Des wanted to share insight on How To Show Up and Support When You Don’t Know What To Say through Instagram Live to help educate our audience.
- Why this time is different
- What it means to “Show Up”
- How Creative Label is helping its clients respond
- Our feelings about the looting and violence
- How I can educate my community
- Why it’s #BlackLivesMatter, not #AllLivesMatter
- What we learned from the Amy Cooper incident
- You might be saying racist things by accident
#BlackTuesday, Live Q&A with Our White Audience
As the voices of the Black Lives Matter movement began to rise, social media gained control of the narrative on June 2nd, known as Black Tuesday. The Label Podcast hosted a Live Q&A with Our White Audience over zoom to bring light to the BLM movement, and the hashtags that broke the internet & amplified a message to the world. This was a free town hall with our email subscribers to ask questions and have open conversations around the movement and outline each listeners’ new normal post #BLM’s rise.
- How did Creative Label Honor #BlackOutTuesday
- Why you shouldn’t use the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter for #BlackOutTuesday
- What #AmplifyMelanatedVoices stands for
- How you can frame your message as a white person wanting to help the black community
- Credible resources that we can all share right now
- What to do when you don’t know what to say
Our Instagram post also provides detail on the meaning behind these three movements and the synergy between them.
So, with all this said, we hope you’ve found some great insight on all things BLM Movement and are committed to becoming an ally in both the workplace and at home!
Still have questions regarding the BLM Movement outside of these topics? We are always happy to hear your feedback on how we can educate and stay engaged with our community- send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.