It’s Black History Month in the US. We believe Black history requires more than a month — so does Black present, and Black future. Which is why we discuss anti-racism and inclusion in every single team meeting, by asking ourselves these questions:
- What have we learned that has changed or broadened our perspectives?
- What spaces and communities are we moving in? (Have we broadened our bubbles?)
- Is our space safe and inclusive for Black, Brown, Indigenous, Minority Ethnic, and People of Colour, folks with disabilities or neurodivergencies and the Queer communities?
- Are there any barriers to join that we are unaware of?
This is a standing agenda item and one of our most fiercely held priorities. (The questions are based on a conversation with Adeline at thecommonsconsulting.com
Some of the actions that have come out of this are our anti-racism commitment, our code of conduct, a deep dive into our web accessibility, and a team that is starting to look a lot less white.
the ethical move news.
It’s official: We are a business now!
We registered the ethical move as a business in order to become an economic entity in our own right. We want to become an example of what is possible in an ethical marketplace.
While we are all working as volunteers right now, we want to make sure we can sustainably grow the ethical move without dipping into our own pockets — and pay our amazing team.
With that, we are migrating into bigger and better systems, solidifying our team structure, adding new members, and working towards our beautiful and inspiring goals for 2021.
The joy is palpable, especially as we’re watching the numbers of pledges and followers grow! Thank you so much for being here with us. It means the world.
our pledgee highlights.
The world has changed. It has changed by companies and marketing. We have changed. And we can do it again. I am so tired of this unconsciousness, this manipulation and all time wanting more. Let’s create the important and the inevitable. – Aileen Barz, aileenbarz.de
I don’t want to charge customers with overpriced design services. Design companies are intimidating and daunting, overpriced. It is all about being honest and selling a fair service, so it is affordable for everyone. The heart of everything we do is about the people. – Heena Rai, go-companion.co.uk
what we’re reading right now.
28 Days of Black History by Anti-Racism Daily
Decolonize sustainable + ethical fashion, an article by Isiah Magsino on Anti-Racism Daily
Our friends at AndHumanity created this unreal Inclusive Marketing and Communications Learning Session, and this Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Glossary
*We share resources to broaden our horizons, deepen our knowledge of our industry, and learn how to market ethically. The ethical move team does not agree with every opinion, nor do we claim to have found the best resources on the subject.
what we’re working on.
This month we’re organizing and tightening our company structure as team members take on specific roles and responsibilities
With that, we finally have the staff and systems we need to be more generous with our content on social media – all the juicy conversations we are having on Slack can finally be out there with you!
Check out who does what on our brand new team page …and bear with us as we settle into our new jobs 🙂