Racial Justice Action Steps in the Community:
1) Contact local state representatives and urge them to support police reform legislation. If you need help locating your local reps please email us!
2) Attend the community conversation on policing hosted by Chaska PD and the YMCA. In person event 6/24/20 6:30-8:30pm at the Chaska Event Center(requires registration here) and an online virtual event 6/30/20 (no registration required). Find out more here.
ROAR leaders met with the new Chaska Chief of Police Ryan Seibert on June 3rd, 2012 to discuss multiple questions ranging from use of force, discipline, body cams, and linguistically diverse communications to name a few. We pushed for community input which led to the Chief offering this community session.
3) Like ROAR on Facebook where we post daily news, updates and action steps.
4) Widen your circle. Do you have friends of different races and from different cultures? Bring more diversity into your personal life!
5) Speak our when local politicians say or support something that is racist or contributes to a racist system
6) VOTE for people committed to racial justice and closing racial disparity gaps
Racial Justice School Action Steps:
1) If you have kids in the district and you’ve never been to a PTO, now is the time! Be an advocate for Black and Brown students.
2) Ask about the school’s equity leadership team or if they will offer an equity group for parents
3) Ask about the school’s equity goals and how you can help
4) Ask how your school is integrating cultural awareness and diversity into its curriculum.
--Ask your children’s teachers how they incorporate race and diversity into their lessons. Let them know you support multiple perspectives in curriculum.
--Volunteer to read books in the classroom or media center and choose diverse books. And/or donate diverse books to the school.
5) Donate a book on race/equity/diversity to your neighborhood Little Free Library.
6) Attend school board meetings and speak up at them if you are able.
7) If you are active on social media, engage in fact-based, respectful dialogue to inform and educate community members.
8) Be one of our guest bloggers! We can help with topics or you can chose your own