"Our Lives Matter"
an anonymous diversity, equity & Inclusion unlearning experience
The writing is on the wall.
About the program
The "Our Lives Matter" DEI unLearning program is program offered to rare disease focused businesses (i.e. 501c3 nonprofit organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, stakeholder consulting groups). The program is designed to provide professionals a safe space to unLearn biases through anonymous participation. As a result, each business that enrolls into the unLearning program must assign a minimum of 5 participants. The DEI insights presented and discussed through this program represent the experiences of rare disease people of color with a variety of ethnicities from around the world.
GOALS & Expectations:
Participants obtain a deeper understanding of the contributing factors that have contributed to the current global realities of the diverse people of the rare disease community.
Participants obtain insights necessary to understand the criteria and mindset to develop equitably diverse clinical trial participation.
Participants obtain real world insights derived from a diverse group of internationally-based people that have historically been disenfranchised by the dominant status quo.
Participants are anonymized and provided with the opportunity to ask potentially biased questions in a safe, professional environment without the worry of experiencing unintended professional consequences.
Participating organizations that authentically embrace the insights of the unLearning program are automatically represented in the "We CARE About Rare Lives" Directory, a directory scheduled to publish all rare disease-focused participants who chose to turn directly to the rare disease community of color to authentically unLearn biases. The directory is scheduled to publish on February 28, 2021 - Rare Disease Day.
New Love Ventures
RAM has partnered with New Love Ventures to support the administrative needs of the "Our Lives Matter" DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) programs.
New Love Ventures, the creator of the New Love Human Culture trademark, is a novel Venture Philanthropy company determined to support initiatives that serve humanitarian efforts, in addition to supporting meaningful distribution of and access to resources, opportunity and the pursuit of happiness for humans of all types.
New Love Ventures has recently launched the "Our Lives Matter" collection in support of the DEI programs that are dedicated to diversifying clinical trials, the rare disease advocacy environment, and correcting racial healthcare disparities.