Our task force is in the process of listening to people about racism in our community. We’re doing “one-on-ones” with people who lead our institutions and with others impacted by racism in our institutions. Listening is the way ISAAC task forces build relationships with potential partners and discern a specific focus to bring to the Public Meeting this fall. We go in pairs to appointments with community leaders, and we invite one or two people to our monthly meetings, to listen to their perspectives on racism. We ask them questions to get to know them more deeply, like, “What are you passionate about, and why?” And we ask them, “What policy changes would make things better? What could ISAAC advocate that would help?” Racism impacts every institution, so there are many different paths we might choose. Watch this space!
Andrew Alm & Teleshia Parker, Co-Chairs