Violence Free Colorado Board and Staff stand with the community of Charlottesville, VA, the people of Guam, and others across our nation and the world who experience violence, hate, and discrimination on a daily basis. We work to dismantle systems that promote, support, or tolerate oppression. Gender based violence is rooted in oppression. We will end domestic and sexual violence only by creating equity for all. In the words of Audre Lorde, “There is no hierarchy of oppression.”
You can stand up with us.
Get started by:
- Being willing to tolerate the discomfort associated with an honest appraisal and discussion of our internalized superiority and racial privilege.
- Challenging our own racial reality by acknowledging ourselves as racial beings with a particular and limited perspective on race.
For the rest of the list and more context on why these step are critical, see the complete article at: https://tinyurl.com/standup2oppression (from Dr. Robin DiAngelo and the Good Men Project)