To Friday, August 14, 2020
Credit union people have the heart and cooperative spirit needed to do great things in times of struggle and injustice. Our foundation sits on a pledge to strengthen our communities and empower those within it. We provide more than just financial services. We provide opportunities. We help dreams become reality. We offer support in hard times. We find strength in cooperation. We hold firm to our philosophy of people helping people.
There are no limitations to this mindset; it applies to all people regardless of age, race, or economic status. We are a movement whose sole purpose is to help people, and right now, people need our help.
We are experiencing something extraordinary right now. Between the global pandemic, the economic crisis and social unrest due to racism in our society, it is difficult to see past the feelings of uncertainty, sadness and pain. But we are uniquely equipped to move the world forward with positive change.
The African American Credit Union Coalition invites you to start by educating yourself. Learn how to use your platform within our inclusive movement to work towards ending racial injustice and bring about a better tomorrow by participating in this 5-part complimentary webinar series.
- Part 1: Handling Emotions & Healing a Community
Monday, August 10 - 3:00-4:30pm
Recent events have punctuated how emotionally complex the Black experience can be. These emotions are not easily turned off and on in the workplace. In this session, we will acknowledge these emotions and explore an approachto healing so that we can advance the cause while keeping our mind, body and spirit in alignment.
- Part 2: Leadership in Times of Crisis
Tuesday, August 11 - 3:00-4:30pm
Now more than ever, leaders’ voices are needed. What does leadership through the lens of a Black male and a Black female look like in the midst of major public health, economic and social justice crises? In this session, we will explore strategies to equip us lead from the front while navigating uncertainty and unconscious bias.
- Part 3: Taking Action to Affect Change
Wednesday, August 12 - 3:00-4:30pm
Words without action is meaningless. Right now, who is taking action in our communities and what can we learn from them? Or do we need to innovate and change our approach altogether? What community partnerships and organizations are leading the charge? How does diversity in your membership and workforce compare to the community you serve and what unique challenges do they face? How can social media be leveraged as a channel for change and advocacy? In this session, learn strategies for designing community action plans to impact your members and your workforce for positive change.
- Part 4: Road to Financial Equality
Thursday, August 13 - 3:00-4:30pm
What an interesting time to join the workforce as a young professional! As people of color, it is important to know your worth and know how to be appropriately compensated. In this session, we will discuss financial equality to empower all professionals to be their best advocates to bridge the income equality gap.
- Part 5: Here, Now, Forever DEI
Friday, August 14 - 3:00-4:30pm
CUNA’s cooperative principles represent a set of ideologies that undergird all credit unions. The 8th cooperative principle – Diversity and Inclusion – championed by former CUNA Board Chairman Maurice R. Smith was formally adopted in 2019. Join the conversation and learn how to make DEI a core tenet in your credit union’s DNA so that you can provide opportunity and access for all.