Dismantling racism does not happen simply because there is a desire to see change and justice.
It is a process of learning how to have hard conversations with BIPOC without shutting down or being defensive, then bridging these conversations to White communities.
The On The Matter of Race Summit is the first step on this journey.
While historically White people have been involved in the fight against racism, there is a desperate need for understanding how to participate in ways that productively support the efforts of Black, Indigenous, People of Color without upholding the conscious and subconscious practices of systemic racism. For BIPOC there is a deep need for the daily and generational effects of racism on their lives to be validated, understood further and for them to hear and express how white people can effectively participate with us in the fight against racism.