Anti-Racism, Equity, and Accessibility Resources

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity, and Accessibility

We are here to listen and learn.

At Creative Collective we have a commitment to amplifying the voices of marginalized and oppressed communities. As a white-led organization, it is our responsibility as allies to serve the communities around us by offering our platforms as a space to boost important ideas, events, and information.

Here are a list of resources for those who would like to learn more about Anti-Racism, Equity, and Accessibility.*

We are working from a place of a growth and welcome all feedback, so if there is anything you feel is missing or if you are an organization dedicated to these causes and would like to be included, please reach out to us.

* This page is geared towards allies. All social links are Instagram.

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A Note on Intersectionality

“We do not live single issue lives.”
— AUDRE LORDE (SHE/HER/HERS)

Intersectionality refers to the overlap between a person’s experiences, acknowledging that people are no one thing, but a combination of their identity alongside social and economic aspects. Some of these aspects include race, ability, gender, privilege, socioeconomic status, and education – but there are many more.

We would be remiss in making a list of Anti-Racism, Equity, and Accessibility resources without mentioning the broad intersections between these communities, because every individual has their own unique experiences. Follow the key to access resources that touch upon multiple aspects.

Intersectionality Key

  • ♿ Accessibility/Disability Justice
  • ✊🏿 Anti-Racism –Black-Centered
  • ✊🏽 Anti-Racism – POC/Latinx Centered
  • 🌸 Anti-Racism - Asian Centered
  • ⚖ Equity Focused
  • 🌈 Queer/LGBTQ+ Inclusive
  • 🌳 Land Reparations/Indigenous Solidarity
  • ✡️ Jewish Resources

Editor’s Note: We are working from a place of a growth and welcome all feedback on this section or any others.

Anti-Racism Resources

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it — and then dismantle it. ”
— IBRAM X. KENDI (HE/HIM/HIS)
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Equity and Inclusivity Resources

“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.”
— IJEOMA OLUO (SHE/HER/HERS)
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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Land Reparations and Indigenous Solidarity Resources
Jewish Resources

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Accessibility and Disability Justice Resources

“Nothing about us, without us.”
— ANONYMOUS
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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Agawam, Massachusett, Naumkeag, Pawtucket, Nipmuck, and Mashpee-Wampanoag peoples. We honor and respect the citizens of these nations who continue to live here, and we recognize that while this acknowledgement is essential, it is woefully insufficient while the struggle against the systems of oppression that have dispossessed Indigenous people of their lands and denied their rights to self-determination still perpetuates today.

Creative Collective seeks to build relationships with Indigenous communities and nations through cultural initiatives and artistic support. For us, it’s necessary to recognize the land because as a collective of artists, writers, makers, creators, dreamers, weirdos, and creative small businesses who have had to advocate on our own behalf to be seen and respected in public and traditional sectors, we cannot begin to do this work without acknowledging the reality that the lands we live and create on belong to peoples who have been here advocating for the right to be seen, heard, and respected long before we ever arrived here.

But let it be clear that this is not about us. Our aim is to lift up and support the Indigenous peoples in our communities, and stand as allies who will listen openly with a willingness to be corrected and then to amplify what we have learned.

We recognize that we will never fully be able to repair the damage that has been done, nor fully understand the depth of the experiences of BIPOC and AAPI individuals in our cities, but we pledge to aid when, where, and how we can in the ongoing struggle against systemic racism.

We are working from a place of a growth and welcome all feedback, so if there is anything you feel is missing or if you are an organization dedicated to these causes and would like to be included, please reach out to us.