As a predominantly white led organization, we have used this time of closure to think deeply about our role in anti-racist education in the early years in Ontario. Our educators have been gathering several times each week to think about anti-bias and decolonial education as we strive to live into our values of equal worth and collective intelligence.
Current events related to the tragic death of George Floyd have touched us deeply and inspired us to acknowledge the systemic deep roots of racism present in our own country’s institutions, history and culture.
Like the Children & Nature Network and other individuals and organizations who are moving forward anti-racist agendas including recognition of the important connections to land, we pledge to:
“continue to lift up stories of resilience and stand in solidarity with people of color who are working to make more just and equitable communities. We will keep striving to be an anti-racist organization. We recognize that until people of color are safe in our communities, there cannot be equitable access…”
We are committed to our own journey of unlearning racism and white supremacy and recognize that this is difficult, uncomfortable work, but that it pales in comparison to the violence that Black people endure every single day in our communities.
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