In 2017, The Mockingbird Society embarked on an ambitious 3-year strategic plan which includes a priority area for the development of an intentional, agency-wide equity and inclusion plan that focuses on internal operations, program services, and governance. Moving forward, Mockingbird is committed to put race equity at the forefront of all the work we do.
We have created a Racial Equity Committee, comprised of board members, youth and adult staff, to guarantee this priority remains critical to our work.
Race Equity Mission:
The Mockingbird Society is committed to actively creating racial equity and eliminating the negative impact of intersectionality in our work by embodying the changes we want to see.
Race Equity Vision:
The Mockingbird Society will define racially equitable partnerships, practices, and processes. Mockingbird has an internal culture dedicated to addressing racial inequity and intersectionality for ourselves and those we serve. We are committed to:
- Undoing the effects of anti-blackness and indigenous invisibility in systems of care, with the understanding that these mental models are the foundation of all other systems of oppression
- Acknowledging the role of racism in outcome disparities for young people who are systems involved
- Addressing structural racism in our community
- Centering the voices of those most impacted by disparity