Condemnation and outrage are not enough
And in that world, Black lives matter.
Big Thought will continue to:
- Listen, reflect and learn from youth and adults who are experiencing the effects and trauma of racism and racialized violence
- Create space for youth to share and advocate for the world of their design
- Provide resources and tools for parents, caregivers, educators and allies on how to talk to youth about racism, and support youth who are experiencing the effects and trauma of racism and racialized violence
- Provide trauma-informedprograms and experiences for youth with an emphasis on healing
- Advocate for educational equity and youth in the justice system
Yet, becoming an anti-racist organization implicates not just our work with youth; it’s also about our work on ourselves. Our journey with our board of directors and staff to embed racial equity in our own organization will continue. It is hard to take stock of the reality that an organization that does beautiful work with people of color, that employs people of color, that has an increasingly more diverse board, that even has a Black CEO can still be a place where we have further to go to realize a fully liberated organization. But we are deeply committed to this racial equity training and transformation work that began over a year ago and remains ongoing. We are calling on all organizations and corporations who care about Black lives to do the same.
Condemnation and outrage are not enough. We must:
- Faith in Texas – A nonpartisan, multi-racial, multi-faith grassroots movement of people united in values working together to achieve economic, racial, and social justice for all people
- Mothers Against Police Brutality – A multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform
- Dallas Truth Racial Healing and Transformation – Seeded in Dallas by the Kellogg Foundation, a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism