We are excited to look forward and share our vision for key projects and goals in 2021.

Goal: Dismantling Internalized White Supremacy

Projects: Supportive Affinity Group Series & Equity-Focused Volunteer Training

In every community effort, a priority must be harm reduction for BIPoC and other marginalized peoples. As such, SOEquity is developing equity-focused and trauma-informed trainings for volunteers supporting fire relief and other mutual aid efforts. We will also be creating affinity groups for BIPoC folks and white allies to continue the work of addressing and unlearning internalized biases.

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact Kayla Wade, kayla.wade@soequity.org

Goal: Strengthening Our Black Community

Project: Black Community Police Forum

As a Black-led organization, supporting Black community members in Southern Oregon is extremely important to SOEquity. That is why we will continue to build partnerships with other Black-led organizations like BASE and SOBLACC. Moving forward, we will be supporting the Black Community Police Forum series to hold local departments accountable. 

Goal: Ensuring an Equitable Build

Project: Fire Relief Long Term Mutual Aid

As Phoenix, Talent and other communities across Southern Oregon begin to rebuild after the wildfires of this fall, SOEquity will continue supporting mutual aid efforts and identifying areas of inequity, especially for our Latinx neighbors. This will include continuing to provide Spanish translation for essential resources, identifying and uplifting Latinx community leaders, and continuing to partner with Latinx-led organizations in the Rogue Valley. We are working closely with Remake Talent and Mi Valle Mi Hogar to meet this goal.

Goal: Securing Leadership Commitment to Antiracism

Projects: City Liaison Program & Southern Oregon Shout Out

Solidarity is key in the fight for racial justice. That is why we will be launching our County and City Liaison program in 2021. Through this program, we will build connections across cities in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

Our ultimate goal for next year is to connect with leaders in every town in Southern Oregon to form a regional commitment to antiracism. It is no small feat, but we are ready.