``Equity and inclusion are only possible when we work toward both individual and collective healing-- uprooting the systems of oppression and de-rooting internalized oppression. The process requires more than just diversifying our organizations with people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ folks. It is reckoning with the ways that white supremacy and patriarchy have disempowered and harmed those of us who represent a marginalized identity. It is both an inner and outer process. Let's get to work!.``
Richard D. Smith, MA
Here are three reasons I am optimistic about achieving racial equity and social justice:
We’re ready & it’s time
People are becoming more aware of the ways that our lives are interconnected.Learn More
Empathy is underutilized
People are willing to become allies in the effort to end systems of oppression.Learn More
Restoring our legacy will change the world
Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) voices are being elevated globally.Learn More
It’s time to have uncomfortable conversations about racism, sexism, and healing from our past.
With over two decades of experience in leading and developing community-based organizations, I have learned that the solutions to the most challenging problems in our society require the inclusion of diverse perspectives from people with different lived-experiences and cultural backgrounds. The organizations that are effective in promoting racial equity and social justice practice these values within their workplace culture. Let’s talk about how I can help your organization live out its values.
I love what I do, it's my passion
Let’s talk about how I can help your organization live out its values
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