When it comes to community engagement, I like to consider myself a jack of all trades. Whether you need a well-organized tabling event, a sleek engagement website, or a community partner liaison, I’m here to deliver with a positive attitude and an eye on equity. I work at PRR because I know it’s important to raise the voices of community members to the people and organizations who make the decisions in their community – and whenever possible, to share that power. Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering at the Downtown Emergency Services Center, where I help with public health research and lead a photography group to help community members experiencing homelessness tell their stories. More often, you’ll find me riding the bus or biking to discover something new in town, dreaming up some new art project, or just reading a good book.
An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”