All of us have been personally impacted by recent events in our world, and so has the nature of our work as civil servants. The COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, and the national and local outcry in response all weigh heavy on our hearts.
To process these events, RESJI (Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative) Core Team invites all employees to join us for a discussion group event on June 30th. With support from the City of Madison’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Core Team will be providing virtual conversation rooms for small groups of employees to debrief on how these events are impacting them in a supportive environment.
We’ll also share resources for self-care and the continued work of racial equity and invite others to share what’s worked for them. Please use this site to register by 6/25/20. Upon registering, you will be sent a zoom link. We recognize this meeting is during the lunch hour and encourage participants to eat during the meeting if necessary.
This meeting welcomes all employees, but we do recognize the critical need for affinity spaces where Black and Brown employees can find support in a safe space. Stay tuned for information coming soon from Organizational Development about the formation of these groups.