Advocates and allies alike embrace the essential beliefs that our lives are interconnected, and that progress is possible.
Stepping into your power and outside of comfort zones interrupts the patterns we see in our daily life; this is one action an equity advocate and ally can do to make lasting impact in someone’s life .
In “The Racial Healing Handbook,” Dr. Anneliese A. Singh reminds us of the importance of being purposeful: “You need the intentional mindset of, ‘Yep, this racism thing is everyone’s problem-including mine, and I’m going to do something about it.’”
Becoming an equity advocate or ally starts by challenging internalized ideas and assumptions. We can learn about ways Black people and other people of color have advocated for change. We can interrupt current patterns of prejudice against other racial groups. For everyone, it is an ongoing practice and process.