In Phase 1, we examined the Center’s current approach to equity in both language and practice. This 360° diagnostic process examined internal policies, procedures, practices, and cultural norms, as well as external communication and community engagement. The Center team also engaged in a series of learning sessions. Together, we created an action plan of anti-racist organizational priorities to implement in Phase 2.
The Center team is currently co-designing a values statement to affirm our commitment to anti-racism. The values statement will both acknowledge that this transformative journey takes time and outline a clear and bold North Star to guide the Center’s current and future initiatives.