CBS-SCB Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism Working Group
Following a unanimously approved motion at the 2020 Annual Business Meeting, CBS-SCB created its CBS-SCB Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism (AOAR) Working Group (WG). The group began as a Board subgroup, with specific Officers of the Board identified within the original motion as essential members; however, this was quickly expanded to include other members interested in and passionate about progressing this work. The group now includes two Co-Chairs and six core members.
The AOAR WG set its initial objectives to be the creation of Terms of Reference, a Board Statement of Commitment to the work of embracing anti-oppressive and anti-racist actions, and an action plan. See below for the first two items:
The action plan is now being drafted and includes the creation of subgroups to lead each strand of work. Among the first actions are:
Planning and implementing a policy review using an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework.
Identifying concrete ways to encourage the integration of diversity issues and anti-oppression practices and frameworks at CBS events and activities.
The AOAR WG is seeking current CBS-SCB members to become involved in the anti-oppression and anti-racism work by joining one of the four subgroups below. Each committee will play an instrumental role in assisting the CBS-SCB on this journey towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Communications (dedicated to improving and promoting diversity and representation)
Policies and Procedures (dedicated to improving policy-related issues)
Membership (dedicated to reviewing and fostering diversity among the CBS-SCB membership)
CBS-SCB activities and events (dedicated to improving access and representation)
We invite all CBS-SCB members who would like to contribute to shaping the work that lies ahead to contact us at email@example.com - please indicate your preference(s) for sub-group involvement.