“I don’t want your love and light if it doesn’t come with solidarity and action. I have no interest in passive empathy.”

— Rachel Cargle

Equity Challenge Week 6 Reflection


With this being the last week of the equity challenge, we thank everyone for remaining with us this far. We want to take a moment for reflection, we ask that you answer questions about your experience.

Consider the following questions:

  • What are my identities and in what ways have my identities impacted my life? Are there identities of mine that have provided me higher social capital or privilege in certain environments, or vice versa? Why is that difference important when determining what intervention should be undertaken to address structural racism versus other levels of racism?
  • What are some of my assumptions about race and racial inequity before I started this challenge? In What ways have these assumptions been challenged? In what ways have they been reinforced?
  • Where have I seen evidence of inequities and systemic and structural racism in my community?
  • What are two or three shifts, changes or actions I can take to create a more inclusive and equitable environment in my home, workplace, and community?

While today is for reflection, our next email is about taking action, whether that leads to community involvement, advocacy personal change or a little of all three. If you have any additional questions, comments or want to discuss the reflection questions please feel free to call or email Assistant Director of Community Mobilization, Holly Juip, at 765-896-5900 or hjuip@heartofindiana.org.

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