A process of how we connect with communities for gathering information and offering a voice to develop relationships based upon trust and awareness. We do our work through education, leadership development, organizing and conversations between law enforcement, business, government, education, the faith community and interested citizens. We leverage our history and goodwill by bringing people together to make this a better community and state for all of us.
First Friday Forums
Acknowledge and Identify
Our Framework For Change
If individuals and institutions can recognize the existence of racism in its many forms, then they will make connections to other forms of mistreatment and exclusion, its intersections, and take intentional action to interrupt and challenge it.
Racism exists in many forms. In order to eradicate it, we must begin to understand the ways in which it manifests itself -- including internalized, interpersonal or structural and institutional racism. Look around you, taking the time to identify how racism links to other marginalized groups and policies, laws, or procedures. Often times, these links can lead to change initiatives and efforts.
Open Your Mind
Everyone has a role to play in ending racism. It may consist of developing educational campaigns, engaging the community in a dialogue, developing new strategies of addressing mistreatment and exclusion, or simply change the way we behave as individuals.
In order to progress, we must keep our eyes and minds open. Racism has been constructed by many factors