We are sorting through our recent Racial Equity & Inclusion mini-grant applications and are excited to see what our local nonprofits are proposing to advance their equity work. We’ll keep you posted on it. In the meantime, our board and staff are in the middle of our own anti-racist training and we wanted to share this powerful video our consultants used to kick off yesterday’s session. In the video, entitled ‘How We Can Win,” (which went viral in June 2020 and is being turned into a book), political activist Kimberly Jones spoke off the cuff — with clarity and passion — about her frustration with the rigged economic system that Black Americans have faced for generations. (Her Monopoly analogy is brilliant.) Here’s the link to the video: It is definitely worth the 7-minute viewing.
Here’s more on Kimberly: https://www.kimjoneswrites.com
If you have other videos, books, articles, etc. that you have found useful, please share them us and we will add them to the Racial Equity Resource list we’ve been compiling.
Also, thanks to funding from the Metrowest Health Foundation, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s new Equity Training Center is offering a free series of anti-racist online trainings. You may sign up for the entire series or choose the sessions that are most relevant to you and your organization. See the list of workshops here.
Updated September 15, 2021