Welcome back to the DE&I CREW-St. Louis Column!

June 29, 2022
Please SAVE THE DATE - August 24 - for our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summer Event! Bring a brown bag lunch and join us and Gladiator Consulting LLC in a lively, interactive workshop to learn what each of us can do to promote equity within our workplaces! Details to follow.

Congratulations to Cindy Bambini for winning this year’s DE&I Leadership Award at the 17th Annual CREW-St. Louis Networking Awards and to Christi Johaningmeyer for winning the DEI Committee’s Demographics Survey Completion Contest! If you have yet to complete the survey, please take five minutes to go to your profile on the CREW Network website. Do so now. It’s easy by just (following the instructions). We are aiming for 100% participation by the end of June!

June is a significant month for both the LGBTQIA2S+ and the Black communities. Hope you joined one or more Pride and Juneteenth celebrations! PrideFest 2002 was held in downtown St. Louis on June 25-26, as were numerous events to mark Juneteenth in and around the greater St. Louis area.

Juneteenth represents more than a day. We invite you to reflect on activist Angela Davis’s reminder that “[i]n a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” What one thing can you personally commit to as a meaningful way to show you are anti-racist?

We look forward to seeing many of you on August 24, 2022!