Coughlin Porter Lundeen joined the statewide strike on Friday, June 12, closing our offices and making clear that we stand firmly against racism and social injustice of any kind. And while that day was an important one for reflection, peaceful action, and solidarity with the current movement, it’s only the beginning, the first of many steps we plan to take against racism, injustice and ignorance.
As the movement against racism and social injustice continues, we have a responsibility, as both individuals and an organization, to respond. But we are also responsible to make that response thoughtful, educated, and sincere.
Like many, we have much listening, learning, and growing to do. And like many, we’re grappling with questions like: Where do I start? How can I better understand our nation’s history of systematic racism? What does it mean to be a true ally to the Black community? What do I say to my kids? How do I bring my learnings to a workplace environment? Our team is actively seeking answers, getting educated, and doing our part as individuals to confront social and racial injustice. We feel accountable in our roles as parents, partners, leaders, neighbors, friends and Seattleites.
Here, we’ve assembled the top recommendations from our team – what we’re reading, watching, consulting and learning. Each item on the list was chosen by a member (or in many cases, by multiple members) of our team. Featuring everything from podcasts to prominent social voices, the collection is full of great resources and opportunities to learn. We hope that you find something on this list that will help you begin to create sincere change in your own lives.