A COMMUNITY OF BELONGING

creating an equity framework

We are at an inflection point in history; we have a choice to remain status quo or actively engage in creating a more equitable community.  United Way of Forsyth County has made the commitment to engage, and we have dedicated resources to understand how we experience equity issues, the impact of these issues on Forsyth County, and what we can do to address these issues.  We understand that equity is already implicit in our existing approach to community impact and gives United Way a solid foundation on which to deepen and strengthen equity as a process and an outcome. Our goal is that equity becomes part of the DNA of who we are and how we work with our community to create positive change.

WHERE DO I START ?

The following are easily digestible, yet substantial resources that can assist you as you begin your journey to engage in equity:

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU ENGAGE IN THE WORK

Organizations to follow on social media

Recommended Anti-Racism Resources:

Resources for parents:

This document was compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. The original document can be accessed here.

IMMEDIATE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Be an active part of change. When you see an injustice, speak out. When something doesn’t look right, question it. Look at your surroundings. Dr. Gregory C Ellison, Fearless Dialogs spoke about your 3’ of influence. How can you make an impact?

Advocate for bigger changes in the community. Once you understand the impact of racist systems and institutions, work for changes to dismantle.

Movements/Action:

Other media:

Workshops.

Local:

  • Subscribe to the WS Chronicle. https://www.wschronicle.com
  • Engage with The Freedom Tree and SHARE https://www.idrusnow.org
  • 18 Springs email list. Bodyandearth18@gmail.com
  • Follow Winston4Peace on Instagram for events/marches
  • Support Black Businesses.
  • Learn more at equityforsyth.org