Racial Equity Circle
The WNC Racial Equity Circle is working to build analysis, capacity and movement throughout the region. For the past two years we have convened monthly meetings with people from across WNC who have identified priorities for racial equity organizing. We strategically reached out to leaders, organizers, and activists in communities of color to build a network of racial equity practitioners and to guide our collective work for racial equity in our region.
• Currently organizing in 3 caucuses—People of African descent, [email protected], and white allies—to build shared analysis and language around racial equity and structural racism. After a series of workshops with each caucus, all participants will come together to develop strategies for healing and dismantling structural racism in our region.
• People of Color caucuses will work together to design curriculum, develop a racial equity toolkit, and form a cohort of Racial Equity trainers. We believe that the people most affected by racism need to be the lead voices in efforts to dismantle it.
• The white caucus continues to address white privilege by dismantling their own internalized racial superiority, defining their role in advancing racial equity supporting the leadership of People of Color—those most affected by structural racism—and documenting their process as allies.