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Empowering Plans: P86 - COVID, Floyd, and the Fight for Social Justice

In this special episode, Ron and Brady address recent events that has altered the world as we knew it in a matter of months, and in one notable case, in one day. The emergence of Covid-19, the resulting mandatory restrictions to daily life, and televised tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, at the hands of law enforcement has altered our collective understanding of security and racial equality in the U.S. In a moment of time that has been compared to the Civil Rights Movement, our very own Philip Qualo, Chairperson of the Phia Diversity Inclusion Committee, joins us to provide his perspective on these issues and the importance for Americans to unite in the face of tragedy. For industry leaders who may be uncertain on how to support their workforce in this “cancel culture” era, we also share some of our own internal approaches we have adopted that have not only been well received but actually celebrated by our staff and the industry as a whole.  As racial disparities continue to persist in access to meaningful healthcare, resulting in grossly disproportionate outcomes for people of color, the escalating cost of healthcare in an increasingly diverse workforce, social justice and racial equality are conversations that can no longer be ignored or kept silent.   

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