Entries by Sydny Mehn

19 Juneteenth Resources

What Is Juneteenth? https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth Juneteenth: United States holiday https://www.britannica.com/topic/Juneteenth Juneteenth: Our Other Independence Day https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/juneteenth-our-other-independence-day-16340952/ National Museum of African American History and Culture Juneteenth Events https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth What Is Juneteenth? https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/ Juneteenth, explained https://www.vox.com/2020/6/18/21294825/history-of-juneteenth So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? https://www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-day-celebration.html  Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/6/19/17476482/juneteenth-holiday-emancipation-african-american-celebration-history 10 Facts: Juneteenth https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-juneteenth?ms=googlepaid&gclid=CjwKCAjwwqaGBhBKEiwAMk-FtFvMnxQTgoUhQEUFt2d2fjuhbyAUwB3mqc0Ol2lCulBcBiEjupbnPBoC794QAvD_BwE  […]

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#Microaggressions March

All this month, I’ll be spotlighting one of the ways in which many people experience bias, and that is through #microaggressions. What Would You Do? I’d love to hear your thoughts, experiences, and suggested responses. #Diversity #DiversityandInclusion #MicroaggressionsMarch #ChoosetoChallenge March 5 – You overhear a white colleague sayin to a woman of color, “You should […]

#PaulaSays: Happy Women’s History Month!

#PaulaSays: Happy Women’s History Month!   Last month was a busy and reflective month for me! I was able to present for and engage with over 1,800 people through a variety of different #BlackHistoryMonth speaking engagements. To see some of my public events, including resources and recordings, click here.   International Women’s Day is on March 8th! The theme this […]

Celebrating HERstory 🙌 and Black History Month Planning Tips

Planning For Black History Month: It’s not too late! (But it is late)   This week is so special and historic! We reflected on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, and yesterday we celebrated the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the first Black woman Vice President of […]

Say Something. Organizations Cannot Be Silent About Black Lives.

Say Something. Organizations Cannot Be Silent About Black Lives. Paula T. Edgar June 8, 2020 Many organizations are struggling with the question of whether they should make a statement about the murders of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, or any of the myriad of events that have happened recently with a specific impact on […]