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Advancing the Race Dialogue

At Cigna, we value and celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Acts of racial injustice can bring on many emotions. Find strategies for maintaining your well-being and resources to take action and build better understanding.

Together, we can begin the path forward.

Recent events have placed a spotlight on systemic racism in American culture. Increasingly, experts are defining racism as a public health crisis where no one is immune. Cigna is committed to advancing the conversation on systemic racism, and improving the lives in the communities we serve. This process forward will require compassion for self and others.

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Coping with the Impact of Racial Injustice

Learn about maintaining your well-being in response to the impact of racial injustice.

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Impact of Racial Injustice: Talking with Kids

Find out the best ways to speak with your children about racial injustice.

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Self-Care Strategies in Stressful Times

Get tips for reducing your stress so you can be more effective at making positive change.

Resources to Build Understanding

A Conversation with D&I Executives on Escalated Racial Tensions

Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take to Promote Racial Justice in the Workplace

How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama

How Managers Can (and Should) Address Race and Violence in the News

Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death Is… A Lot

Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

Stop Blaming Black People for Dying of the Coronavirus

Talking About Race Portal, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism

What Is Juneteenth?

Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?

Color Blind or Color Brave?

Coming to Terms With Racism's Inertia: Ancestral Accountability

The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History

Eradicating Racism in the Corporate World: A Webinar Series

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper, Trevor Noah, The Daily Social Distancing Show

How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them

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Activating Your Ally Voice

Code Switch®

Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Small Doses with Amanda Seales

Why Racism Is a Health Care Issue—And How to Address It

Are Prisons Obsolete? By Angela Y. Davis

Bodies By Resmaa Menakem

Colorblind By Tim Wise

Hood Feminism By Mikki Kendall

How to be an Anti-Racist By Ibram X. Kendi

Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation By Fania E. Davis

The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth Telling, Liberation, and Transformation By Thomas Norman DeWolf and Jodie Geddes

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Policing the Black Man By Angela J. Davis

The New Jim Crow By Michelle Alexander

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing By Dr. Joy DeGruy

So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo

What Truth Sounds Like By Michael Eric Dyson

White Fragility By Robin deAngelo

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It By Shelly Tochluk

13th Dir. Ava DuVernay

The Hate U Give Dir. George Tillman Jr

Just Mercy Dir. Bryan Stevenson

When They See Us Dir. Ava DuVernay

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice

Embrace Race: Raising a Brave Generation

How to Explain Racism to Kids, Sesame Street and CNN Town Hall

How to Talk to Your Kids About Anti-Racism: Resources from PBS

Impact of Racial Injustice: Talking with Kids

Social Justice Books

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Communication Strategies for Challenging Conversations

Coping with the Impact of Racial Injustice: A Discussion Guide

How Managers Can (and Should) Address Race and Violence in the News

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge©

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope

The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans

Racism and Health

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A Resolute Belief

No person should ever be subjected to unjust treatment because of who they are, what they believe, or what they look like.

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