Opal’s spoken word Remix
Aug 24, 2020
Uniting against racism
July 29, 2020
Much like the rest of the country, the credit union movement is engaged in crucial conversations about understanding structural racism, advancing social justice, and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Leading many of these discussions is the African American Credit Union Coalition, or AACUC.
In June, the AACUC launched Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism. This initiative focuses on unification, education, conversations, and investments that will move the credit union movement into a future where diversity, equity, and inclusion can thrive.
In this episode, guest host Lauren Williams, CUNA's media relations manager, speaks with Renee Sattiewhite, president and CEO of AACUC.
They discuss the philosophy behind the Commitment to Change initiative, how credit unions can support communities of color, advice for allies, and more.
DEI Collective Spurs Credit Unions to Help Combat Systemic Oppression and Racism
Our country is experiencing massive change today -- and I'm not just talking about COVID-19 and its health and economic ramifications on our lives. The racial injustice that's also occurring in our society today -- and has been since the very start -- has rocked us to our "with justice and liberty for all" core.
This rocking has shaken our society up in a very big way to where plenty of practical, thoughtful action is now taking place. Steps to right the innumerable wrongs in our nation's existence are creating a truly historic journey forward. And right there leading the way in this journey are credit unions. Not surprising.
Putting the proverbial foot on the accelerator of change in this area is a new organization called the CU DEI Collective, which commits to fight against systemic oppression and racism. It pledges to bring forth social, economic, political, and legal justice for combating centuries of violent oppression and systemic racism everywhere.
The timing of this organization couldn't be better and we have a few of the many folks who started it on the show to share the who, what, why, where, when, and how of the DEI Collective: CUNA VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Samira Salem; The Foundation's Executive Director Gigi Hyland; and Coopera Consulting CEO Victor Corro.
A very thoughtful, inspiring conversation with these three esteemed industry leaders who are paving yet another new road in which credit unions can guide others. Again, a natural move for this industry. Check it out and let us know your thoughts -- and sign the pledge to show your organization's support for the DEI Collective. Stay tuned for more from this group. It's only the beginning.
Also, listed below, we wanted to acknowledge the founding organizations who set the stage for this new organization...
Underground Virtual: AACUC's Sattiewhite Shares Organization's Vital Voice for Equality within Credit Union Industry...
Speaking at the Underground Virtual Collision, AACUC President/CEO Renée Sattiewhite discussed the organization's significance within the credit union industry as a vital voice for equality. Renée also spoke passionately about eradicating racism and having credit unions being the ideal leaders in this mission.
Opal Tomashevska: Black Oxygen
Jul 13, 2020
What does it take to live into your freedom as a black woman in Madison, WI? In this premier episode of Black Oxygen, spoken word artist and community leader Opal Tomasheska describes her journey. She says, “every artist is finding their freedom.” She closes this episode with a spoken word piece dedicated to Tony Robinson.
Town Hall: Commitment to Change Through Action
Jul 1, 2020
Juneteenth CU Pride 2020
June 19, 2020
Lean on Me
June 17, 2020
Credit unions leadership and their families send messages of love and support. Created with luv, Brandi Stankovic.
Webinar: Today’s Racial Turmoil and the Credit Union Answer
June 9, 2020
Breaking Boundaries with Renee Sattiewhite – TSH#093
May 21, 2020
Pioneers don’t set out to simply break the rules, they seek to rewrite the rules and adjust the vision of humanity. Dr. Brandi and guest Renee Sattiewhite, consultant and President of the African-American Credit Union Association discuss what it takes to redefine the world’s boundaries and why you need your allies to make it happen.
The Strategic Hotbox with Dr. Brandi Luv Stankovic discusses leadership, business, and how to take control of your life and achieve greatness. http://strategichotbox.com
The CUInsight Experience podcast: Renée Sattiewhite – Let’s be clear (#52)
“There’s a light that shines for people who are of service and purpose.” - Renée Sattiewhite
December 16, 2019, by RANDALL SMITH, CUINSIGHT.COM
A diversity champion - Adrian Johnson on AACUC’s unique role.
September 6, 2019, Ron Jooss, One Comment
The CUInsight Experience podcast: Adrian Johnson – Culture of caring (#28)
“Live simply, care deeply, speak kindly, and give of your time and your treasure.” - Adrian Johnson
July 8, 2019, by RANDALL SMITH, CUINSIGHT.COM
The CUInsight Experience podcast: Maurice Smith – Connecting the dots (#9)
“What do you want your life’s story to say?” - Maurice Smith
March 18, 2019, by RANDALL SMITH, CUINSIGHT.COM
Maurice Smith on diversity and inclusion
Local Government FCU CEO also reflects on his time as CUNA Board chairman.
February 28, 2019, Ron Jooss, News.Cuna.org
AACUC Founders discuss the early years of AACUC
November 26, 2018