We are dedicated to reducing racial inequality in West Virginia. The three primary vehicles we use are:
- Promoting dialogue between citizens that enables them to identify and understand their privileges and biases.
- Developing policies that promote equality and eliminate individual and structural racism.
- Networking and supporting actions to bring concrete changes to institutions, organizations and communities.
We are committed to bringing an awareness of race matters to our own thinking and everything we do as part of our lives and work. We are willing to confront racism wherever we see it and to use any privileges we have based on race to promote the well-being and respect of those who may not share these in privileges. We will also go beyond our own individual and organizational agendas in order to find and develop common ground and collaborate in joint planning and actions with those who have the same sense of purpose as that expressed in this statement.