Through our strategic planning with Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed, the Confronting Racism Coalition adopted a set of values to communicate and guide our work. Knowing how challenging it is to build meaningful relationships while confronting tough subjects, we also adopted a Conflict Plan as a resource for addressing conflicts that will inevitably arise and help us stay true to our values. We ask all members of the CRC to please refer to these documents as needed to inform and inspire.
Planning Committee Values
We are committed to trusting ourselves, each other, and our community by committing to personal integrity, fostering honest/transparent communication, having courageous conversations, and being intentionally inclusive of different lived experiences.
We are committed to respecting ourselves, each other, and our communityby leading with patience, presence, and perseverance. The use of community agreements assures that we uphold this value by listening with understanding, humility, and empathy.
We are committed to centering relationships by prioritizing connection over productivity, offering grace over being right, and being curious about each other. We are committed to checking on each other at the start of meetings and fostering connection beyond formal meeting times. We are devoted to being a place of connection and convening for all.
We are committed to expressing appreciation for each other by taking time to celebrate our big and small wins. We take time to show gratitude to each other for our volunteer work. Personal Growth – We are committed to growing and evolving together by giving and receiving feedback, being curious, and taking risks. We are committed to individual healing and self-awareness to break old habits that hinder our collective visioning.
We are committed to growing and evolving together by giving and receiving feedback, being
curious, and taking risks. We are committed to individual healing and self-awareness to break old habits that hinder
our collective visioning.
- Address Conflict Immediately or within an agreed upon number of business days.
- Open with Community Agreements
- Read CRC Mission, Vision, and Planning Committee Values
- Statement of the Conflict:
- Listen with curiosity. Listen to what is being said and ask a question about what you heard before sharing your perspective or offering your point of view
- Set a time-limit for discussion (i.e. four minutes) after which it will be assigned to a smaller group to come up with suggestions. They will then return to the large group at a later date; and
- Take any 1-on-1 conflicts out of the group setting, with a commitment to work through the conflict privately.
5. What can we give a respectful “no” to? What can this “no” allow us to say “yes” to?
6. What boundaries do we need to create or maintain?
7. What relationships are at stake? How can we preserve them?
8. Do we need a mediator?