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Cultural Equity

Acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.

Project Design Lab project at Winooski Middle School — Gowri Savoor, teaching artist

Last updated: May 2022

This is a living document that we will update to reflect our ongoing learning and the actions we are taking to model our commitments to racial and cultural equity. We invite community feedback through the form at the bottom of this page.

INTRODUCTION

In the fall of 2021, we commissioned an equity assessment of our organization and our staff focused their time on learning more about diversity, equity and inclusion and the systemic presence of white supremacy culture in our lives and organization. 

The equity assessment included interviews and focus groups conducted by an independent consultant with individuals who have worked closely with us, currently and in the past, including artists, staff, Board members and partners. 

This work has fostered organizational learning and change in our services and organizational culture, as described below,  to be more centered in the practices and principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

MODELING THROUGH ACTION

The following statements include actions we have taken to model our commitments to racial and cultural equity. We will update this page regularly as we implement new actions that strengthen our commitments. 

FEEDBACK FORM

We invite your feedback on our commitments and aspirations to cultural equity. Our team will consider and discuss all feedback.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and help us to grow.

 

We are stronger together.

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