At the Chamber & CREDC, we are proud to stand in support of increasing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility for our members and community. View our growing list of resources to support your IDEA journey.

Regional Collaboration

The following organizations are leading DEI efforts in our region.

African American Chamber of Central PA

Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania

Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs

Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs

Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs

Keystone Business Alliance – Central PA’s LGBT Chamberof Commerce

National Black MBA of Greater Harrisburg Chapter

Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

Young Professionals of Color Harrisburg

Moving the Needle on Systemic Racism

Moving the Needle on Systemic Racism is a series of discussions and presentations focused on the ways systemic racism exists within our communities. The goal is to build awareness and help individuals identify areas that need improvement within ourselves, our workplaces, and our society that allow us to move towards an ultimate goal of ending systemic racism in the Harrisburg region.

Resources & Educational Material

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.
'Whistling Vivaldi' And Beating Stereotypes
Social psychologist Claude Steele discusses how negative stereotypes affect our lives, and how we can minimize this impact.
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
Lean In: The State of Black Women in Corporate America
This research from Lean In is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America, and the largest study on the experiences of women of color at work.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
Time To Act by HuffPost
CEOs and C-suite leaders from multinational brands and regional businesses reveal why diversity and inclusion are defining factors in a company’s growth and success at scale. Together, business leaders are listening, understanding and taking action for real change.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the ongoing work towards racial justice.
Explained | Racial Wealth Gap
Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
Code Switch by NPR
We're a multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
Ninety to Zero
Ninety to Zero provides a roadmap for companies and organizations to drive change now. Leading CEOs and Executive Directors across all pillars of our nation’s economy are moving together to transform the economic landscape and drive racial equity.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status.
Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now
Oprah Winfrey talks with the exonerated men once known as the Central Park Five, plus the cast and producers who tell their story in "When They See Us.
Coded Bias
This documentary investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology.
High On The Hog
Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries.
How Companies Can Address Systemic Racism
A collection of specific practices that we as business owners can implement to change our organizations from within.
Well-meaning white peopl‪e
Continuing our series on racial bias, a black and white conversation between friends.
Building an Anti-Racist Workplace
In the first of two episodes on bias, psychologist John Amaechi shares powerful insights on inclusion — and several experts weigh in on the latest science of privilege, allyship, and opportunity at work.