FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2023
Contact: Miriam Karamoko, Strategist, Culture & Racial Equity Impact | firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Map Project’s Community Leadership Team Unveils Black Community Statement of Love
Renton, Washington – The Road Map Project Community Leadership Team, in partnership with the Community Center for Education Results (CCER) is excited to unveil the Black Community Statement of love, a living document that reflects the care and love that is Blackness. In addition to addressing the history and rich record of Black exuberance and accountability, the CLT highlights their commitment and calls for action and deeply valued Blackness.
The Statement was borne out of a need to address anti-Black racism, in parallel with CCER’s pillars of leading with race and centering community. This living document, which is ever evolving, seeks to center and elevate the voices, needs and legacies of the communities within the Road Map Project region. The CLT also intentionally recognizes that we must not only acknowledge the effects of anti-Blackness on Black people, but also, that reparations begins with healing.
In addition to amplifying the tireless work of Black communities and organizations, the Statement includes a call to action for district leaders, educators, philanthropists, funders, data professionals, and more. This call pointedly reiterates that it will take all of us to truly dismantle anti-Blackness, and that we all have a role to play.
To read the statement in its entirety, click here.
About the Road Map Project Community Leadership Team: The CLT is comprised of regional leaders who strive to improve educational and economic equity for the Road Map Project region’s youth. They provide visionary leadership and community accountability as the region works to achieve Road Map Project goals. For more information, visit https://roadmapproject.org/action-teams/community-leadership-team/
About Community Center for Education Results: CCER is a nonprofit established in 2010 to serve as the Road Map Project’s primary backbone organization. Our goal is to establish equitable policies and practices in our education system that lead with race, center community expertise, and work to dismantle systemic inequities to dramatically improve educational and quality of life outcomes, particularly for our most marginalized populations. For more information, visit https://roadmapproject.org.
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