Equity Statement Update: Healing is Resistance.
December 4, 2023
Here at New Era Colorado, we’re in a *new era* of healing and transformation. In this second update to our organizational equity statement that we first published in August 2020, we are so excited to pull back the curtains and show you how we’re shifting our work behind the scenes to better center equity in everything we do.
New Era Colorado was founded in 2006 with a single, unifying mission: to mobilize and empower young people to shape our democracy. We know that true progressive change is not possible without challenging the racist power dynamics that are woven through the fabric of American society. This update is one way that we hold ourselves accountable to people and partners who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color by acknowledging the organization’s shortcomings and where we need to grow.
We’ve got big things and big changes planned for 2024. As we head into a new year, we commit to making space for our humanity and healing, accepting that we will make mistakes that will help us learn and grow, and being intentional about everything we do to stay rooted in our values: community; people power; accountability; equity; perseverance, and; creativity and progress.