Black History Month 2023 Resources & Information

ACCP Staff

Black History Month is a time to recognize the many corporations that have increased their efforts to address systemic racism and acknowledge there are still many actions that must be taken to achieve meaningful change.

To help navigate DEI issues, ACCP has compiled resources and information for CSR and ESG professionals who want to make a difference daily.

Toolkits & Resources:

28 Days of Black History – Learn about Black history in 5 minutes a day

Solidarity with Black Communities and Systems Change – Giving Compass offers ways to learn more and get involved

Supporting the Black community at your company – Percent Pledge provides a toolkit on celebrating racial equity

Deloitte’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative Benevity’s Black History Month Activation Kit


Points of Light: 4 Ways to Listen and Learn Through Black History Month

ABFE Report: A Spirit of Unity: How Black Foundation CEOs are Advancing the Call to Action on Anti-Black Racism for Philanthropy

RespectAbility: Resources to Fight Racism and Unconscious Bias

ACCP Members Taking Action:

In addition to these resources, we are excited to highlight a few ACCP member companies that are advancing equity in their companies and communities:

Gilead Sciences: Toward Health Equity for Black People Impacted by TNBC (triple negative breast cancer)

3 Ways to Shape Equitable Outcomes Key Takeaways from the Medtronic Global Inclusion, Diversity & Equity 2022 Annual Report

Principal® Foundation to Sponsor EVERFI Black History Month Challenge

Truist Foundation Announces Where it Starts, a $22M Initiative to Support Small Businesses and Create Career Opportunities for Communities of Color

Home Depot to Expand Retool Your School program, aimed at beautification funding for HBCUs.

Daily Actions:

We encourage you to continue your education on systemic racism and resources to celebrate Black History Month. Please share the list below with your co-workers and staff.

Continue Your Learning With the Following Resources:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC
Southern Poverty Law Center

Perhaps most importantly, ensure diverse perspectives are part of the information you consume regularly. Black History Month may only last one month each year, but we must commit ourselves daily to achieving meaningful change by infusing equitable practices into our daily work.

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