IATE Anti-Racism Covenant 

We agree to the following:

  1. Racism is a trauma and we can’t be a trauma-informed organization and not acknowledge the impact of racism
  2. Our organization agrees that this is the definition of racism:  Racism = Race predjudice + power
  3. We prioritize Bodichitta: loving-kindness and compassion in all of our activities
  4. We respect each other
  5. We listen to each other with an open mind and heart
  6. We prioritize communicating and giving feedback with loving-kindness, compassion, respect, and clarity, prioritizing feelings and needs language.
  7. We practice communal care - don't struggle alone, ask for help from your Sangha 
  8. We remain present and engaged, and practice self-connection when triggered
  9. We are committed to accountability and ownership
  10. We offer grace to ourselves and to each other
  11. We honor the humanity of all people and the inherent value of all sentient life.  
  12. We examine & transform Internalized Racial Oppression 
  13. We understand there is no quick fix - Transformation and healing from IRO is ongoing and is a life-long commitment
  14. Our anti-racism work focuses on the effects of White Supremacy. We call a thing, a thing!
  15. We enthusiastically commit to “DO THE WORK” and Trust The Process