Join the DSR with your citizen comments and questions
We welcome comments on subjects of concern or interest that are not on our agenda. (If you wish to comment on a topic that is on the agenda, please wait until we get to that topic.) When you comment, state your name and the town you live in and limit your comments to 5 minutes. Questions will be answered immediately if the answer is brief, and the information is available. Otherwise, answers will be provided as soon as possible. Thank you for participating in our meetings!
If reasonable accommodation of a disability is needed, please contact the Deputy Clerk at (360) 221-4246 at least 48 hours prior to this meeting.
Dismantling Systemic Racism Working Group meets @ 4:30 every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The meetings are virtual until further notice.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Circle
Healing Circles Langley provides a safe and supportive environment where anyone can explore and engage in their own healing regardless of their role in a health event or life-changing circumstance. A variety of ways to engage are offered, including Sharing Circles. The BIPOC Circle is one of these Circles, and is open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community members.
To learn more, visit: https://healingcircleslangley.org/circles-of-many/
Real Actions Create Equity (RACE)
R.A.C.E Mission Statement: We educate ourselves and our community about effective responses to racial and ethnic biases. We raise awareness of the existence of systemic inequity. We create safe spaces for people impacted by these injustices.
R.A.C.E. operates under the umbrella of Readiness to Learn. The goal of R.A.C.E. is to raise awareness of systemic inequities, in our community and in our schools. We address those inequities in positive ways. We work hand-in-hand with the community and schools to educate, inform, provide resources and uplift staff and students to be stronger community members. We provide classroom consultation for assistance identifying resources of all sorts when requested (i.e. ideas for classroom content and activities; community volunteers asked to speak directly to specific issues of difference, etc.).
To learn more, visit https://www.readinesstolearn.org/race.