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Opinions needed: I’m involved in BPN (black professionals network) at work. We try to have events and touch points each quarter, but obviously because of COVID we haven’t been able to do so. I am trying to brainstorm ideas for connecting virtually (email newsletters, zoom calls, etc) and possible topics to be included and discussed so that it won’t end up in just a negative venting session. I would like to keep it positive and upbeat. Ideas/suggestions welcome!

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Maybe you can pick something positive that has happened that month/quarter in the black community and talk on its impact.

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It’s so hard to find something positive nowadays... I am part of Unity ( LGBTQ) and we have been doing game nights...

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I feel it especially with all that’s going on at this point. Unrelated, when I worked for EY and was part of the BPN, I thought it was weird to have a white partner over BPN in the Dallas office. I always thought there was some sort of disconnect.

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Do happy hours, game nights, trivia nights, virtual workouts, cooking challenges, virtual breakfasts/lunches/dinners with PPMDDs, watch parties, things like that. Did you join the Sam Johnson call this past Thursday? It was really powerful. Our chapter is having a call next week like that because people are really hurting. We’re also trying to make sure it’s not a venting session, but that people can speak freely.

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All good suggestions! Yes, I was on the call with Sam and it was very powerful indeed!

Game nights/ trivia always good ideas! As the posts above said

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