Research has shown us the importance of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace and in order to do this it is important that each person listens to and tries to empathize with the experiences of others from different backgrounds. There’s no better way of understanding the experience of marginalised groups than by learning about their culture and life experiences.

Below is a list of resources that can help both employees and company leaders who want to learn more and understand the cultural experiences of different groups. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good place to start.

What to Watch

  • When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five
  • 13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
  • Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Miss Representation, discusses how sexism in society contributes to the underrepresentation of women
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary paying homage to Marsha P. Johnson’s contribution to the LGBTQ+ movement

Who to Follow

  • Adwoa Aboah, activist, model and founder of Gurls Talk, a platform for feminism and mental health issues
  • Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate and activist for female education
  • Munroe Bergdorf, model and trans activist
  • Bell Hooks, author, professor, feminist and social activist

The system isn’t broken, it was built this way

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