Wilkinson has a new Anti-Racism and Equity Committee (ARE) and we are looking for members!
Anti-Racism is the practice of identifying, challenging, and changing the values, structures and behaviours that perpetuate systemic racism. We plan to pursue initiatives that support this learning for the entire community, though workshops, art, and community events.
Equity practices ensure fair, inclusive and respectful treatment of all people, with consideration of individual and group diversities and intersectionality of multiple social identities, access to privileges and impacts of oppression.
It is our goal that every child at Wilkinson feels that they matter and are seen. We will be endeavouring to connect and create relationships with the entire Wilkinson community so that everyone’s voice can be heard and respected.
Project ideas for the fall and coming year include (but are not limited to) fundraising for Anti-Racism workshops, possible art installations at the school, creating a library hub for readings and speakers, facilitating connecting with more parents from racialized families in our community, and creating and supporting the Council’s inclusive school events.