Celebrating Black History Month in the workplace is important in the continuation of fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. It is a time to reflect and share the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community that are often overlooked. There are so many ways to celebrate Black History Month that organizations aren’t sure where to start and how to make it impactful for their employees. Here are a few tips for celebrating Black History Month in the workplace.
When building out an engagement plan for Black History Month, the top three areas to focus on are Education, Amplification and Support.
Educate your organization on the importance of Black History Month, its meaning, its history, and its theme of the year. Feed your organization’s thirst for knowledge by informing them about lesser-known figures in Black history.
Amplify Black voices whether it be inside or outside your organization.
Support the Black community by contributing to a Black philanthropy. This not only demonstrates support for the community but also helps form lasting relationships and creates opportunity for collaboration.
Ensure that your Black History Month programs are meaningful, thoughtful, engaging, and impactful. Don’t be afraid to involve Black team members in the planning and start early! February is a short month, and it flies by quickly. Finally, it’s important to note that although February is dedicated to Black history, organizations should find ways to Educate, Amplify and Support all year-round.
Aiyana serves as Atrium's People & Engagement Business Partner and is passionate about enhancing the workplace culture that makes us so unique and an all-around great place to work.
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