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1 Anti-Racism Leadership Team Outreach Mission Vision Goals Overview Concepts

2 Introduction ARLT Outreach... Brings visibility to the ARLT Mission and Vision States the goal(s) of ARLT Gives an overview of the work Shares concepts used to understand and communicate within ARLT Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

3 ARLT Mission & Vision Mission Statement: Recognize racism in our institution and implement a transformational strategy for change Vision Statement: CHS will become a multi-cultural, anti-racist organization to meet the needs of our rapidly changing racially and culturally diverse community and staff Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

4 ARLT and Subcommittees ARLT has 21 members Multiple sub-committees All members belong to at least one sub committee Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

5 Strategic Plan/Directions Build alliances to reach our vision Objectives: – Build allies across RC and community – Engage County Manager & Board – Strengthen leadership throughout agency – Increase client voice Cultural advocates, client navigator Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

6 Strategic Plan/Directions Deepen and Broaden Staff Perspective Objective: – Empower staff through training, resource group, authentic dialogue Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

7 Strategic Plan/Directions Create Accountability to Reach Goals Objectives: – Develop & use racial equity tools – Identify evaluation outcomes Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

8 Strategic Plan/Directions Improve the ARLT Organization Objectives: – Create project manager/ management – Create organizing system for information & communication (SharePoint) – Evaluate ARLT membership/ turnover process Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

9 Concepts Used in ARLT Developing allies / Being an ally Transformational vs. transactional – Transformational = 27 member w/equal voice. Transactional vs. Traditional hierarchy Internalized Racial Oppression (people of color) – Internalizing “less than” or “inferior” Internalized Racial Superiority (whites) – Internalizing “more than” or “privilege” Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

10 Work Group Plans Changing practices – Promising practice tool – Client navigator – Client survey Contracting – Seek input (providers & listening circles) – Reform RFP & contract processes Training – Authentic Dialogue – MCARI – Anti-racism activities & trainings Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

11 Work Group Plans REAL – Training in matrix (power analysis) Communications – Meet with County Manager – Increase staff participation in training Hiring & Retention – Resource groups – Work with cultural specific groups ( vacancies ) Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

12 Broad Areas of Accomplishments Built and building common understanding of the national and local history of racism: Wall of History, RC History document Implemented set of definitions and concepts around systemic power and race – focus on institutional racism. P1,P2,P3: power over POC, power which preserves white privilege, power to socialize us to racial expectations, internalized racial superiority/oppression, continuum becoming ARMC institution Implemented strategic plan through ARLT/Management workgroups and updated 2010-2015 plan Built support with Board of Commissioners Implemented communication, analysis & organizing tools throughout the organization: i.e., authentic dialogue, matrix power analysis Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

13 How ARLT Does Its Work Considers racism’s causes & effects on: – Clients – Staff – How the ARLT makes decisions Monitors progress and makes changes as needed Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

14 How ARLT Does Its Work Coordinate department efforts. Be a resource and catalyst. As a team, be a unified voice. Establish a solid foundation for training and education. Establish accountability in organization and community. Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

15 Real Life Sharing Personal Stories Outreach Team members The unit member(s)? Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

16 What This Means Moving the agency to become an anti-racist, multi cultural agency is a process. “It takes a lot of time for a long time." We are all learning as we go, and there are no ready made answers or road map. Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

17 Discussion What do you think or feel about this topic? Why is this work important to you? Summarize key points to remember. Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010

18 Next Steps What can we all do as human beings to recognize racism in our institution and implement a transformational strategy for change? For instance Keep an open mind Expand your information base Attend trainings Join ARLT Check your reactions & filters when encountering people of other races Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team (ARLT) - 2010


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