Starting the Work On How to Be Anti Racist: Beyond Allyship video | 3 Min Read

Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network

Looking for strategies on starting the work on how to be anti racist? In the urgency of this moment, Six Seconds brings together a range of experts and leaders in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion to have honest and emotional conversations to help with starting the work on how to be anti racist.

It’s hard work, emotional labor, heart work. But it is work we all must do. For too long we have not had the painful conversations about race. In this video meet experts for strategies going beyond “supporting my Black friend” and inviting all of us to do the work to move towards equity.

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Racism and emotions was the topic of multiple discussions on the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network’s livestream from June through October of 2020. With the generous permission of the speakers, we’ve aggregated the learning, created this youtube movie and tied them into a companion learning guide (see

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1.The Heart of This Work 00:0001:45 Identifying systemic racism as an issue that affects all of us.

2. Perfectionism Paralysis 01:4502:38 Working through fear that prevents taking action.

3. The Violence of Silence 02:3805:31 Engaging emotionally, not just intellectually, in social justice issues.

4.Reclaiming Your Humanity 05:3109:54 Diving into self work to begin to unlearn the systems of racism in each of us.

5.Power Doesn’t Concede Itself 09:5412:06 Divesting from systematic racism by shifting power and making choices.

6.Expect Truth to Be Spoken 12:0616:31 Listening with radical respect for others’ experiences to form allyships.


The learning guide available with this video (via is intended to support professional educators and facilitators in holding a structured conversation about the film so participants can:

:: Become more aware of how racism affects…

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Joshua Freedman

Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds, is one of the pioneers in the field of emotional intelligence; he cofounded Six Seconds in 1997, is the bestselling author of At the Heart of Leadership and five other books and six validated psychometric assessments on EQ, and contributor to many EQ programs including Coaching Equity Essentials. He’s also an instructor at Columbia Teachers College SPA administrative credential program; he is cocreator of the world’s largest social emotional learning program, POP-UP Festival ­— in partnership with UNICEF World Children’s Day, bringing skills for emotional wellbeing to millions of children & adults in 200+ countries.