Category Archives: On Our Minds

On Our Minds – March 2021

Dear Allies and Co-conspirators in the struggle:
As a group of folks committed to creating an anti-racist, equitable, and just community, we wanted to use this platform to publicly stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American community members in the wake of increased anti-Asian and anti-Asian-American racist acts. We also understand that the recent attack in Atlanta not only demonstrated Anti-Asian racist violence, but also anti-women violence. We additionally affirm our support for women and stand against gender-based violence in all forms. We have seen far too often the unique intersection of gender and race be doubly dangerous for women, femmes, and trans people of color. Now, more than ever, we must unequivocally fight against racist and gender-based violence. Please see below for information on community programs centering Anti-Asian violence, gender-based violence, and challenging anti-AAPI Bias.

In Solidarity,


On Our Minds – January 2021

Dear Allies and Co-conspirators in the struggle against racism:

Since the terrifying assault on the capitol, transitioning to a government more willing to acknowledge racial diversity has allowed many to find respite from the racially traumatizing daily assaults on minds and bodies. We offer this newsletter in a spirit of hope, even as we remain keenly aware of the urgent need to stay the course in antiracist organizing. Just as the attempted takeover was not a singular, isolated event but rather rooted in a tenacious history of white supremacist impunity, we continue the strong steady climb to disrupt and undo racism, while staying mindful of the challenges that lay ahead.

Today more than ever we need spaces where people of color can freely express their exhaustion from ongoing white terror and silence. We need white folx to convoke, host and sustain spaces where they are pushed to examine their privilege and to work with existing antiracist organizations. It is an honor to provide our readers with this fifth issue which offers resources for both action and healing, as well as spotlights local schools (Arlington, Poughkeepsie) where parents and residents are organizing around racial equity issues, such as teacher and administrator diversity and inclusive learning environments.