Structural racism and social injustice are antithetical to our mission and vision of a more just world. As with
all of our work at PYXERA Global, we aim to harness the power of tri-sector partnerships toward realizing that vision.
Through our activities within the Rhetoric to Action series, we aim to amplify voices from the private, social, and public
sectors with the explicit goal of assisting organizations in understanding their role in dismantling structural racism and
ending injustices, and what they can do to make the shift from talk, to measurable, meaningful actions.

"For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it."

—AMANDA GORMAN

Webinar Series

The Rhetoric to Action webinar series brings together leaders from across sectors to have candid, and sometimes
difficult, conversations, with the aim of providing information and resources to help leaders take meaningful actions
toward dismantling structural racism and ending social injustices. Many corporations have issued statements on their
promise to move the needle on racial justice, and we want to help them to deliver on their commitments.
  • Commitments in Action: Delivering on Statements Toward Achieving Racial Justice. In this candid conversation, 3M’s Garfield Bowen, Director of Social Justice Strategy & Initiatives and Scott Morris, Strategist for Diversity & Inclusion, along with Dr. Robin Coger, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Dr. Kevin James, Dean of the College of Business and Economics from North Carolina A&T State University (designated as an HBCU – Historically Black College/University) joined Renay Loper to discuss how 3M is bringing its racial and social justice commitments to life through partnerships, and how HBCUs are an integral part of their journey.
  • Global Perspectives Part II: Building Inclusive Approaches to Racial Equity and Social Justice Beyond
    the United
    States. 
    In the second part of the webinar, Dr. Ambily Banerjee , Rebecca Stevens, and Bruno
    Honorio joined Ms. Loper once again to explore what social injustices have occurred in the United Kingdom,
    Switzerland, and Brazil since the first conversation, what governments should consider by way of policy, as
    well as what individuals can do to affect change.
  • Global Perspectives Part I: Building Inclusive Approaches to Racial Equity and Social Justice Beyond
    the United States. 
    In the first discussion of a two-part webinar, Dr. Ambily Banerjee, Director, GSK (based in
    the United Kingdom), Rebecca Stevens, Head, Global Health Partnerships, Novartis (based in Switzerland),
    and Bruno Honorio, Researcher and Content Analyst, Social Listening, QuintoAndar (based in Brazil) joined
    Renay Loper to explore how other countries learn from the United States and what multinational corporations
    can do to scale their efforts, impacting marginalized communities on a global scale.
  • Rhetoric to Action: How Corporations Can Dismantle Structural Racism. Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers
    Big Sisters Independence Region, joined Renay Loper, PYXERA Global’s Vice President of Program Innovation
    in a candid conversation, from a trusted community leader’s perspective, around what companies should know
    and do toward dismantling structural racism.

Article & Resources

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As an organization, we are committed to taking concrete actions to what we can to become an anti-racist organization that addresses—and seeks to dismantle—structural racism in all its forms.

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Renay Loper dives into the new initiative by NBCUniversal that deployed over 60 NBCUniversal employees from their legal division to collaborate virtually with 11 social justice driven nonprofits from the United States and Puerto Rico.

Amirah Ahmad summarizes the key takeaways from our first webinar, “Rhetoric to Action: How Corporations Can Dismantle Structural Racism.” The webinar explored the needs of communities of color and what corporations can do to fulfill their commitments to racial justice.

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Kristina Frye summarizes the nine key points from the webinar, “Part 1 - Building Inclusive Approaches to Racial Equity and Social Justice Beyond the United States”, including the necessity for leaders to lead from where they are, not a title; being intentional about cross-sectoral and cross-border partnerships; and investing in education and training programs in communities to further develop the future workforce.

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Kristina Frye summarizes the five key ideas from the webinar, “Part 2 - Building Inclusive Approaches to Racial Equity and Social Justice Beyond the United States”, including listening to your body in how it responds to conversations and events that involve race and social issues; paying attention to word choice and conversations around race; and forging unlikely partnerships to learn about social justice issues and enact change.

Join Our Rhetoric to Action Initiative

To learn more, find resources, or launch a new initiative towards dismantling structural racism and social injustices,
contact: Renay Loper, Vice President of Program Innovation, PYXERA Global, at [email protected].