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Equity Initiatives

We work to build justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by uncovering and dismantling oppressive systems in ourselves, in our company, and in our community.

2021: “Meet You Where You Are” initiative of small group conversations with trained internal facilitators to build our capacity to have difficult conversations as an organization and to provide accessible on-ramps to anti-oppression work.

2021: Working with The Equity Project (TEP) to complete an organizational assessment and develop an equity lens and blueprint. This work will provide us with a baseline understanding of where we are as an organization as well as a strategic plan with actionable next steps.

2020: Co-owners vote to update Namasté Solar’s core values with an equity lens, including new core values of “Equity” and “Come As You Are.”

2020: A group of individuals formed the new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force at Namasté Solar to help build this work into the cooperative in a sustainable way.

2020: Statement in support of Black Lives Matter from our CEO

2020: Small group book discussions on So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

2019: Small group book discussions on White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

2019: A series of Unconscious Bias Seminars increased our understanding of unconscious bias and encouraged conversation. Seminar discussions were sparked by shared content, including:

2018-2019: Full-day workshops are offered multiple times a year for employees to learn about identity, privilege, and power dynamics.

2018: Small group book discussions on That’s What She Said by Joanne Lipman

 

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