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naïve of us to assume that everyone
will embrace this resource, or
welcome with open arms words or
language that seem at odds with
longstanding beliefs or their lived
experience or understanding.
If,
while reading this guide, some of
the suggestions made you uncomfortable
(or downright angry!), I
invite you to ask yourself, " Why? "
What words or definitions invoke
those feelings? What would happen
if you opened up to the possibility
of other perspectives?
Earlier in the year, we released
our Equity Action Plan. This plan
connects our commitment to centering
equity and our strategic direction
of Preparing Professionals for
the Future with our values, namely
continuous learning. Whether it's
research, conference education sessions,
schools, certifications or our
Equity in Practice initiatives, you
come to us because you, too, are
committed to continuous learning.
Over the next 18 months, we
will continue with this commitment
by creating a space for you to
step out of your comfort zone and
step into a learning and growth
zone by focusing on the skills necessary
for four core competencies.
We believe these competencies -
self-awareness, direct communication,
race equity lens and relationships
across differences - are
the foundation for individual and
organizational change.
We know we don't have all the answers,
but we celebrate progress over
perfection. Our guide alone will not
put an end to social or racial injustice.
However, it is a meaningful
step toward a more equitable park
and recreation experience.
Autumn Saxton-Ross, Ph.D., is NRPA's
Vice President of Education and Chief
Equity Officer (asaxtonross@nrpa.org).
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