On behalf of New York City SHRM, we want to acknowledge the difficult times we are experiencing with both the Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest. As HR professionals, our responsibility extends beyond our friends and family. We have a duty to our employees as well.

Better workplaces come from better understanding. Better workplaces come from an open mind, an open heart and a willingness to listen. Many employees are angry, scared and hurting.  We must provide sympathy and empathy as we strive for better answers. We are committed to fighting injustice and inequality by equipping our members with the tools and resources needed to navigate difficult conversations and scenarios.

Let’s work together to build a climate of inclusion for better workplace cultures.

NYC SHRM Leadership Team

Upcoming Events!

Activating Inclusion in Challenging Times

Part Two: A NYC SHRM Town Hall| August 12, 5:00 PM EST

5 Things We Can All Do 

Below is a list of resources from the Activating Inclusion During Challenging Times Panel 


Films and TV series to watch:

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
King In The Wilderness  — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

Antiracism Center: Twitter
Audre Lorde Project: TwitterInstagram | Facebook 
Black Women’s Blueprint: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
Color Of Change: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
Colorlines: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
The Conscious Kid: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): TwitterInstagram | Facebook
Families Belong Together: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
Justice League NYC: TwitterInstagram + Gathering For Justice: Twitter | Instagram
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
The Movement For Black Lives (M4BL): TwitterInstagram | Facebook
MPowerChange: TwitterInstagram | Facebook 
Muslim Girl: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
NAACP: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
National Domestic Workers Alliance: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
RAICES: TwitterInstagram | Facebook 
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): TwitterInstagram | Facebook
SisterSong: TwitterInstagram | Facebook
United We Dream: TwitterInstagram | Facebook

Thank You to Our Chapter Partners