February 28, 2020

It’s a Wrap: Intouch IDA Brings Black History Month Alive

Black History Month Panel

The end of February brings the close of Black History Month, and at Intouch, it’s been a busy 28 days. Yes, this year, there are 29 days in February, but tomorrow is Saturday, and most of us will be enjoying a day off, so … 28 days.

Thanks to Intouch’s Inclusion & Diversity Alliance (IDA), we’ve had employee panelists speaking on what it’s like to be Black in corporate America – including artists from the Ink Factory visually documenting the conversations in real-time … a moving and eye-opening virtual reality experience called Traveling While Black, that brought participants to the (virtual) table for intimate conversations with Black Americans who experienced the racism of the last century … and an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with director William Jersey about his Academy Award-nominated film, the 1966 documentary A Time for Burning, which chronicles the efforts of the minister of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska, to persuade his all-white congregation to reach out to “negro” Lutherans in the city’s north side.

Laughing Latrese Briana
Black History Month Employee Panel
Black History Month QA
Katema Speaking
Panelist Group Photo
Black History Month Employee Panel
Panelist Terri Speaking

A Look Back at Last Year’s IDA Activities
Over the course of 2019, IDA spearheaded many events and opportunities across Intouch offices, including corporate sponsorship of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association; a Black History Month Trivia happy hour; speakers’ panels for Women’s History Month, Pride Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month; and Lengua Brava, an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. IDA has more diversity and inclusion activities planned for the rest of 2020, and we can’t wait to see what’s next!

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