Addison County Racial Equity Learning Community is made up of local non-profit leaders committed to coming together to support each other to address and dismantle systemic racism both within our organizations and within our communities. We will examine our practices and norms and share resources and ideas to increase our personal cultural competency and that of our organizations. Collectively we will increase our understanding of the issues of race and ethnicity, racial equity, and systemic racism with a goal of creating more inclusive and impactful organizations across the county. We meet from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on the first Tuesday of every other month (see schedule to the right). If you're interested in joining us, please sign up to receive emails from this group.
Resources & Support
We encourage everyone from the Learning Community to share resources they feel would benefit the larger group. Below are just a few that we've collected and we encourage you to share more on our Slack workspace - join us here!
- Ted Talk: What I am Learning from my White Grandchildren - Truths about Race. During our inaugural meeting, we discussed what we learned from this video, and where we found a challenge to change.
- This Anti-Racism Discussion Guide was prepared by Building Bright Futures in their work to become a more equitable and inclusive organization. While this guide was created with the Early Education world in mind, it may be easily adapted for other workplaces.
- 13th - Ava DuVernay's documentary, which examines how the history of racial inequality in the U.S. drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
- Self-Assessment Tool from Renee Wells, Middlebury College's Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion. This tool was created for Middlebury College staff, but may include relevant information for non-profits.