Anti-Racism Taskforce (ART) - A brief report and suggestion for your own journey!
The Society's Anti-Racism Taskforce has been meeting bi-weekly over the past few months and we have been hard at work crafting our Vision and Mission Statements with as much care and thoughtfulness as we can. These statements help guide us in this work and keep us centered and focused - and we'd like to share these with you:
To build a more inclusive, safe, liberated, and action-oriented Society that is in alignment with anti-racism values.
Given the systemic nature of racism, we strive to transform ourselves as anti-racists on a personal, professional, and organizational level by engaging members through workshops, resource sharing, consulting and hosting “brave space” group discussions.
In keeping with the resource sharing part of our Mission Statement, we started a new Anti-Racism Taskforce page on the GWSCSW website. Please note that the ART page is still in the process of being built, but it includes a resource page to aid you on your own journey with suggestions for reading, listening, and watching. Know that there will be more to come!
Additionally, if you have read or watched something that could be added to our list, please feel free to share this - with us and/or with the listserv. We welcome your additions and know that many of you are already actively involved in your own journeys and have lots to share with the rest of us!
So, please, go to the page! Pick out something to engage with over this next month. Take an action to educate yourself!
Last, on February 27th, we hosted our first anti-racism conversation via zoom. It was nice to see some of you there and we are looking forward to continuing to cultivate brave spaces for conversation that aid and encourage us all as we move further on our paths towards being anti-racist.
As always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Davis, Margot Lamson, Mike Giordano, Karla Abney, Kate Rossier
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