When we start a new project, I work to learn all of the details and messages so I can support my project manager and represent our clients out in the community at a variety of outreach events and meetings. Everyone I work with a PRR is energized about our clients and projects, and inspired to brainstorm new ways to engage with diverse communities. Outside of the office, I volunteer with the University of Washington’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity to create a space for students, staff, and alumni to promote equity in our surrounding community. I also love to bake. My banana bread is insanely good!
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.”