Vision of Washtenaw Faces Race:
WFR sees the existence of an intentionally inclusive community built upon a declaration of positive engagement and collective action, operating across all lines of difference to achieve democratic equity and racial justice.
Mission of Washtenaw Faces Race:
To ensure that Washtenaw County and its environs will strive to promote racial justice, by addressing, in perpetuity, the issue of racism within each of the following eleven major institutions through which it operates: Housing/Demographics, Economics/Wealth Accumulation, Law enforcement/Judiciary, Health care, Education, Politics, Culture, Transportation/Mobility, Agriculture/Food Access, Religion, and the Military – and simultaneously to promote racial justice on four primary levels of social activity: Personal (attitudes/beliefs), Relational (interpersonal interactions with others), Cultural, and Institutional.
Goals of Washtenaw Faces Race:
To volunteer or learn more, please send us an email at: WFacesRace@gmail.com.
Thank you so much for joining us! Your input and participation made this an outstanding conference! If you missed it you can see it on the Ypsilanti District Library's Facebook Live recordings.
Day 1 Facebook Live Recording
Day 2 Facebook Live Recording
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed inequities caused by long-standing racism in the United States, revealing that the need for change is more urgent than ever.
Join us in a free, virtual, two-day community conversation as we imagine a world free of racism and explore what must be done to create this future. Experts will talk about the fundamental changes needed in the institutions of policing, work, health care, and the commons, with interludes by local musicians, poets, and artists. We’ll conclude with a visioning session for all.