Making Your Personal Racial Equity Case Statement
Have you ever felt like giving up in your equity work?
I get it. There have been times when I’ve been tempted to throw in the towel. There have been times I’ve felt worn out from challenging my community, my relationships, and myself.
Here’s one thing that has helped me keep going — I’m very clear about what is at stake for me in racial justice work.
I’ve spent the time to explicitly name what’s at stake for my values, my relationships, myself, and my community. So when things get challenging, I have the reasons to keep going right at hand.
I call it my “personal racial equity case statement.” I encourage you to make one for yourself (especially for those of us who are white where the personal stakes may be less obvious).
We’ve put together a resource to help you get started titled Building Resilience for Anti-Racism by Knowing What’s at Stake for You: Making Your Personal Racial Equity Case Statement.
Download the PDF. Block out half an hour for your first draft. Revisit it from time to time as new connections emerge for you. It will make you more resilient. It will help you find your courage. It will sustain you for the long haul.
And let me know how it goes. Drop a line to [email protected] to share your experience.