Sam Thomas sent this - "It is a quick read highlighting the importance of acknowledging our own roles in oppressive systems and offers 6 questions to ask when looking at advancing equity in systems change. The author cautions that it is not easy to reflect in this way but that is it necessary. It...made me think of our BFC-VT work and wonder if other trainers would find it a valuable read."
Countering Systems of Oppression
Reflections on Racial Responsibility in Systems Improvement Work
NICHQ Project Specialist Avery Desrosiers, MPH, and Global Infant Safe Sleep Center Founder Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA.
“I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood,” says NICHQ Project Specialist, Avery Desrosiers, MPH. “As a result, I didn’t feel the color of my skin until I was almost 20 years old. I didn’t understand what my whiteness meant.”