The Consortium’s Anti-Oppression Committee (AOC) seeks to increase understanding of systems of oppression including (but not limited to) white supremacy, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, psychiatric oppression and anti-Semitism, as well as to create opportunities for the honest dialogue and direct actions necessary to undo their harms at the organizational level and beyond.
We envision an organization where:
- People can express when they’ve been harmed without fear of retaliation and with the reasonable expectation that those harms will be heard, acknowledged, and addressed;
- Everyone at the Consortium, regardless of the focus of their jobs, considers their work and practice through a lens of equity and inclusion;
- People can expect to be supported when challenging power and the status quo, as well as calling upon each other to continue to grow and do better;
- The work culture supports its employees and all others connected to the Consortium to listen deeply, take accountability, and break down the defenses
that get in our way of shared learning and growth.