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VOS Anti-Racism Task Force Mission / Vision / Goal Statements

VOS Anti-racism Task Force Mission Statement
The purpose of the Valley Outreach Synagogue Anti-racism Task Force is to end racism, bigotry and prejudice in our community and beyond. In an effort to advance the goal of anti-racism both individually and systemically, the Task Force provides opportunities for people to better understand the underlying causes and effects of racism, and engage in earnest dialogue and self-reflection that challenges prevalent assumptions, understandings of race, and the systems that reinforce racial inequality.

Anti-racism Task Force Statement

The Anti-racism Task Force envisions a world unencumbered by the effects of individual racism, systemic racism, and racial inequality. The Task Force will leverage community partnerships to provide non-judgmental and supportive educational opportunities to explore personal awareness of racism by providing workshops, panels, and discussions.

Goals of the VOS ARTF:

  • To create a space free of judgment in our workshops/ discussions.

  • To provide a space for people to ask anonymous questions and engage without fear of being labeled.

  • To advance the goal of anti-racism both individually and systemically.

  • To end racism.

6/11 - The Realities of Race:  A Candid Interview with Kiyomi Kowalski & David Harris
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ypB7L6H6rU5LHY3ruHjTf6M4E8fmaaa81SEXr_Ney-Nn1zzapvXJTOFwcEgSTa4
Password: 5P#64G98

7/2 'The 13th' Part 1 with Josh Holo, PhD
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/78Yodemo-zI3HNLDswSDBfN_W461J_is1yka_fcPmhnjUSILYFehYuRHYud5Ozx0ECPNs3MXlEamo20z?startTime=1593741685000

7/9 'The 13th' Part 2 with Josh Holo, PhD
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/7J0kJr-q_2o3SdXAtQSDC_4qW9XuKPqs1XBN8vAOy0e3VyFROlD3YecSNLdwbYWHTgdepQ7GkvKz1Q8g?continueMode=true

8/4 How to Dismantle Systemic Racism with Frank Baird, LMFT & Dr. Max Klau
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/7Jcqcuiv_Gg3GdHD4wSDBf98W9W-KKmshiYd8vINxEe8AiYBOlWjYboRa8dPRNbpJnjwIv1Wfs889IY?continueMode=true
Password:  69z%J9F

Anti-racism Education:

Anti-racism Resource List

We recognize the brokenness in our world and in ourselves requires ongoing education towards tikkun – repair. As people take up further social justice initiatives at VOS, we will be expanding our website to reflect that.

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781