We stand in agreement with the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington when they say:
“Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.”
Join our efforts:
Check out our September 2017 newsletter on this topic here.
Ending Violence & Racial Injustice
The domestic terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville this summer made it glaringly obvious that we are far overdue when it comes to having honest and difficult conversations about racism, in America and in our WMK community. We need our community, especially white members of our community, to start discussing and understanding the ways that racism operates, the ways that they benefit from it, and the ways that they unknowingly uphold it.
So where do we begin?
Educate yourself. Our September newsletter contains several articles and resources that examine the ways in which white supremacy and anti-semitism operate, as well as ways we can begin to undermine them.
Begin having difficult discussions. The Daring Discussions guide released by Women’s March national organizers lays out some helpful guidelines when considering how to approach these topics with friends and family members. We’d also like to encourage you to apply those principles in order to engage a system you’re a part of (your workplace, school, etc.).