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We stand with our Black Community in the fight for justice and equality

LISTEN AND LEARN

ACT

LISTEN AND LEARN
LISTEN AND LEARN
LISTEN & LEARN

We are taking the time to talk to each other, but more importantly, to listen to our Black colleagues who experience injustice firsthand. In these past weeks we have held many townhalls, conversation series, and smaller meetings with colleagues. Members of our Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) shared honest and compelling accounts about their personal experiences, feelings, and hopes for the next generation. We will keep this conversation going and work to increase awareness within our company.

We have made an IHG commitment to:

  • Establish a program of leader-led listening and conversation sessions for corporate and hotel colleagues to gain insights and perspectives
 
  • Roll-out mandatory unconscious bias training for more than 10,000 US corporate and managed hotel employees by the end of 2020
 
  • Deliver ongoing inclusive leadership learning programs and resources for people managers
 
  • Develop an Inclusion Index to track perception of culture and behaviors in our colleague engagement survey
 

What you can do

We can all strive to be more aware of other perspectives, cultures and the pervasive racism running through our communities. To echo Maya Angelou, when you know better, you do better.

Learning Resources
White Fragility

White Fragility

by Robin DiAngelo

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

So You Want to Talk About Race
Listening Resources
Color blind or color brave?

Color blind or color brave?

TED Talk by Mellody Hobson

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

A YouTube series with Emmanuel Acho

Founders of Black Lives Matter

Founders of Black Lives Matter

TED Talk by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi

SELMA

SELMA

a film by Ava DuVernay

SELMA

About Race Podcast

A podcast with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Pod For The Cause

Pod For The Cause

A podcast by The Leadership Conference

Learn about IHG's response and how to get involved