The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is committed to creating opportunities for diversity, inclusion, and integration across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience to generate more equitable outcomes for all.
Addressing diversity is often referred to as a journey, and every journey starts at home. Since the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, we have held a series of conversations with our staff and board to provide opportunities to reflect, understand our feelings, and listen to each other in a safe environment.
We are equally committed to supporting our members, our partners, and the communities we serve in order to nurture a culture of change. In the coming months, SEEA will be exploring new ways to support diversity, inclusion, and integration among our member organizations as we work together to find our way forward.
If you would like to emulate this practice at your organization, we have provided a conversation template for you to use. We have also provided a list of educational resources to aid in the work of addressing racism. SEEA used the resources and training at the Diversity Training University International to inform our work.
This page will be updated with additional resources and information as we learn more. If you have a correction or suggestions, please contact, Pamela Fann, director of membership and diversity integration.
Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Integration Journey Webinar
- “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”, Richard Rothstein
- “How to be an Antiracist”, Ibram X. Kendi
- “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance”, Abika Solomon
- “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America”, Ibram X. Kendi
- “White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”, Robin DiAngelo
- “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide”, Carol Anderson
- “Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race”, Reni, Eddo-Lodge
For Children & Young Adults
- “An ABC of Equality”, Chana Ginelle Ewing
- “Brick By Brick”, Giuliano Ferri
- “Let’s Talk about Race”, Julius Lester
- “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things)”, Anastasia Higginbotham
- “The Skin You Live In”, Michael Tyler
- “Something Happened in Our Town”, Marianne Celano
- “Dear Martin”, Nic Stone
- “The Hate U Give”, Angie Thomas
- Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo
- Finding Justice Documentary Series, BET
- Systemic Racism Explained
- The 1619 Project, The New York Times Magazine
- Embrace Race
- Race Related Newsletter, The New York Times
- Black Lives Matter
- Civic Dinners
- The Color of Whiteness with Rev. J.C. Austin
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others, Pepperdine University
Support Black-Owned Businesses
- 77 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now, The New York Times Magazine
- A list of more than 100 black-owned restaurants, food businesses in metro Atlanta, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution