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Anti-Racism Plan

Anti-Racism Plan

by Jacqui Brauman

Legally Wise Women stands for inclusion of all people including black people, indigenous people and people of colour (BIPOC) in our programs and online community.

  • We are committed to training women (including transgender women and non-binary women) of all ethnicity and races.
  • We will always work to provide programs and online spaces, which are appropriate and sensitive to each individual’s particular needs, and actively work against discrimination in all its forms and especially in regards to racism.
  • We will create and implement programs using our awareness of cultural and social differences and treat all who train with us with the utmost respect and integrity.
  • We do this by continuing to acknowledge that we are an organisation built on white privilege, to educate ourselves about what that means and how it impacts on BIPOC people, and to continue to dismantle our own beliefs through a mandate for life long learning, listening and action. The Institute commits to self-education, and to investing financially in the expertise of BIPOC experts in this field.
  • Our commitment to inclusiveness and anti-racism will be evident in our online presence, our programs, guiding policies, and ongoing education that will be shared as a resource to other privileged white people who are interested in how to change their own behaviour and beliefs.
  • We will ensure our use of language, images and ideas do not appropriate BIPOC culture or cause harm to black, indigenous, people of colour. We will continue to pay for the services of experts in this field to increase our knowledge and awareness, and to invest economically in the skills of BIPOC.
  • We commit to including BIPOC speakers, leaders and teachers in our events because we recognise there is a wide range of wisdom that has been overlooked because of our own whitewashed perspective, and we are committed to decentering whiteness as the dominant narrative and paradigm of our age.
  • We will only participate in events, summits and programs that have BIPOC represented in a genuine (and non-tokenistic) way.
  • We are working on, and will continue to work on, dismantling white supremacy by acknowledging our white privilege, unpacking our privilege, meeting our subconscious fear programs fearlessly, and being consistent in our commitment to this path for we recognise that our work as spiritual people is not done until all are as free as we are.
  • We will listen without defensiveness, not take things personally, and even when it is hard and inconvenient we will do the work of dismantling the dominant hegemony. This is a life long commitment.
  • We will stand up for BIPOC where we witness harm being caused. We will not remain silent.
  • Our promise is to continue to do this work because we acknowledge that we possess a freedom, spirituality, emotionally, politically, economically, culturally and socially that many do not have and we will not squander that privilege. We are aware of our privilege and we will not rest until all share that privilege.
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