As an organization, we are committed to changing our world by solving complex social problems at scale. We believe that we must work in collaboration to transform the many systems that we're a part of that create inequitable outcomes. We believe that this requires us to center racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do. Our Equity Roadmap is the work of a committee comprised of board members and staff that met in the winter of 2020-21 around a shared vision of equity for UWSL. The committee’s work was informed by equity work already in progress. Because there is much work still to be done, we are excited by the clarity this roadmap provides, and by the shared purpose its creation has fostered across our organization.
We cannot overcome racism unless we actively pursue its extinction. We must speak about it openly – with humility and a sincere desire to examine our own biases and our role in the systems that exclude and marginalize people of color. We are committed to actively educating ourselves and invite you to do the same.
Our team has compiled a list of terms, put together into a glossary and a list of resources, featuring podcasts, articles, books, and videos by experts in this field. These materials have been sourced from our staff and our partners, who we continue to learn from.
We are committed to working together to dismantle racism in our community. Get involved, and join us in working to build a world free of racism.