“Anti-racism is not an identity or a checklist; it’s a practice.” – Andréa Ranae
In the summer of 2020, UP for Learning developed, in collaboration with the UP Youth Action Council (YAC), UP Board of Directors (BOD), and UP staff, its Commitment to being an Anti-Racist Organization.
In it, UP committed to:
During the summer of 2022, UP staff worked to create an action plan for achieving and regularly evaluating our commitment to creating and sustaining inclusive practices in our work. Action items connect directly to commitments made in 2020 and align with UP’s mission and its core value of seeking equity and justice. It is important to the UP staff that these actions also enhance facilitation and partnership with teams. UP respects that all staff have different points of entry to this work and values personal and organizational learning. This is a living document that will be updated and recommitted to annually.
On February 23, 2023, our team at UP for Learning agreed to these commitments.
To ensure that we make progress on each goal, we will hold monthly full team check-ins to reflect on our progress. At every check-in, each term of the agreement will be compared to the current status, and the following will be discussed in rounds so that each team member is heard: