Anti-oppression, Anti-racism & Equity
With our aim to steer the national dialogue on dance practices towards anti-oppression, anti-racism, equity, access and the multiple facets on creating felt belonging, you will find useful tools in current anti-oppression tactics and the ongoing need to be informed and inclusive as a network of dance communities united across Turtle Island.
– Based in the United States, Race Forward has developed a toolkit that brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.
– People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s chart of the attributes of white organizational culture
– A list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in organizations excerpted from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun at ChangeWork
– Anti-racism & organizational change: a guide for employers developed by Charles Smith and Birgit Rohde for Canadian Human Right Commission
– Aorta is a worker-owned cooperative of facilitators and strategists offering valuable cross-issue experience seeing patterns and common mis-steps across organizations whose purpose is rooted in racial, gender, economic, environmental, and disability justice; trans and queer liberation; anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism.
– Indigenous Canada, a free online course from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies which can be taken on one’s own time. It explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
– The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo)’s mission is to help build a more socially just world by supporting the health and well-being of community organizations in Québec by promoting the vitality of the community sector in the province.
– Dance Data Project’s resource page on the Gender Pay Gap, the disparity between salaries for men and women.
Please send us the tools you lean on to address inequities in our ongoing work so we may add to this list and share within our network.