Everyone is an expert on their own experience and YPT is no different.
After undergoing an intense multi-year process to move toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization, we know first-hand the pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and rich rewards of such an endeavor.
Based on our knowledge and experience, we provide Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace (AROW). AROW is a comprehensive engagement that supports companies in implementing meaningful antiracist and anti-oppressive policies and procedures within their own workplace. Over six months, AROW guides companies through five phases: discovery, values generation, structural and policy recommendations, implementation, and accountability.
What is AROW?
AROW moves beyond Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and cultural competency by:
responding to each organization’s specific needs with customized work plans
speaking with stakeholders to identify areas for growth
developing and centering anti-oppression values to inform policies, procedures, and structures
supporting leaders in catalyzing change through coaching hours, leadership meetings, and structural and policy recommendations
AROW is about creating a plan and taking concrete action toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization.
How do I start AROW?
If you are a leader of an organization, please complete the AROW Intake Form.
If you are a staff member that wants to learn more about AROW and how YPT can support your antiracism and anti-oppression goals, please contact Jared Shamberger, YPT Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.