We recognize that the task of staying in alignment within the influence of the
non-profit industrial complex, structural racism, and capitalism require tremendous rigor.
As the Zapitistas say, we are committed to learning while walking.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN
YOUR ORGANIZATION OR COOPERATIVE SPACES?
dissonance between the values that inform the organization's mission & the values reinforced in the organization's internal culture
a defaulting to dominant power dynamics (white supremacy, male supremacy, heteronormativity, etc). this is unnamed and / or unexamined in the collective
lack of collective skill or protocol for addressing & repairing harm
covert or overt silencing of marginalized voices; strategies / curricula / materials often disappear QTPOC [queer and trans people of color] experiences & reinforce whiteness as the norm
absence of QTPOC in positions of leadership & influence
features of white fragility including defensiveness, avoidance or minimizing, often disabling attempts at acknowledging racialized conflict
features of white supremacy culture shape the work environment (ie perfectionism, individualism, linear / black & white thinking, scarcity, etc)