VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads works to mobilize a community of volunteers to create change. Be part of the change by using the resources below to learn, act, and reflect on racial justice in our community on Juneteenth Day of Action and Beyond.
July - August | In an effort to build relationships and continue the conversation around race, the Your Neighbor's Hood podcast created Just Dinner. Just Dinner is exactly what it sounds like— just dinner. It encourages people to break bread to counter hatred. Bring your people together, schedule a zoom, or sit with strangers to engage in a meaningful and dynamic conversation about race and social justice. Hosts will be provided with training information and resources designed to educate guests, guide the conversation, and elicit meaningful reflection.
The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination
Thursday, July 9 | The 2020 Virtual Diversity in Business forum will continue the discussion and guide the Chamber on the issues, challenges and concerns of minorities and how to better implement hiring practices and opportunities for workforce diversity throughout the regional business community. The Hampton Roads Chamber wants to ensure this is a region where people of diverse backgrounds want to live, work and play.
Your Neighbor's Hood is a lifestyle and podcast for everyday people unfiltered and uncomfortable culture conversations specifically about race. Hosts Hannah Sobol and Jackie Glass provide resources on racial justice and more. Subscribe to their podcast and view resources through the link above.
Take a selfie and come up with four labels about yourself, one that you are proud of, one that presents a challenge for you, one that is biological or that you were born with, and one that was designated to you by someone else (ex-Mom/Artist/Short/Redhead). You can make a sign to take with your selfie or put the labels in the captions and then post to Instagram @labelsproject. Talk about your labels with a stranger or, ask a stranger about their labels (online or in-person).
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The CEO pledge outlines a specific set of actions the signatory CEOs will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, and employees feel comfortable and empowered to have discussions about diversity and inclusion.