Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® values diversity and equality as core fundamentals of a healthy and vibrant community. Utilizing the skills, ideas and perspectives of a diverse workforce will make St. Petersburg a better and more lucrative city in which to work and live. St. Pete’s continued economic growth will be sustained through development of these fundamentals.
The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board is a function of the Chamber’s Executive Committee. If you are interested in participating in the Chamber’s diversity and inclusion efforts, please contact Ronnell Montgomery, Executive Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin A. DiAngelo
- Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Equality of Opportunity Agenda by the US Chamber of Commerce
- Confronting Racism at Work a list from the Harvard Business Review
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Fatal Invention How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
- Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl
- Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric J. Robinson
- The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Short Videos & Films
- Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race
- How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist
- If Someone Doesn’t Understand Privilege
- Systematic Racism Explained
- Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
- Take the Race Equity Pledge.
- Review and practice the Racial Equity Primer, a framework for conversations about racial and economic inequities in the USA against the backdrop of COVID-19.
- Mental health activist Myisha T. offers courses and workshops, as well as one-on-one coaching, through her Check Your Privilege program, “a guided journey that deepens your awareness to how your actions affect the mental health of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color.” To create an equitable society, there must be a commitment to making unbiased choices and being antiracist. Learn how to advocate for equity.
Grow Smarter St. Petersburg
Grow Smarter is an economic development strategy with a focus on equity. We operate as a collective impact initiative with the mission to reduce gaps by race and place by creating equitable economic growth.
Mission: Build an inclusive, multi-sector initiative to create equitable economic growth in St. Petersburg.
Vision: St. Petersburg will grow equitably and have a vibrant, diversified economy that benefits all.
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg & Center for Health Equity
Mission: To end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages to improve population health. We do this by inspiring and empowering people, ideas, information exchange, organizations and relationships.
Vision: Every person equitably achieves optimal health and well-being.
Green Book of Tampa Bay
About Us: Green Book of Tampa Bay was established out of a passion for achieving equity for Black people in Tampa Bay. Part of that work means assuring the economic vitality of the Black community. Our name is a nod to the ``Negro Motorist Green Book,`` the guidebook listing safe places for Black Americans traveling across Jim Crow America. Now we aim to provide you with information on Black historical and cultural sites, Black artists, and Black-owned businesses in Tampa Bay that ALL people can support. We hope that the Green Book of Tampa Bay serves as a mobile travel guide and becomes your first stop for ANY service that you need.