Black Lives Matter
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Board of Directors stands with the Black community in solidarity against racism. We recognize that schools are part of an institutionally racist system, and we are committed to learning and unlearning how to effectively undo and oppose that system. The Board values our families' voices and we want to encourage an ongoing, open dialog about how we can do better to include Black families at RVCP and integrate anti-racist practices and teaching into our organization. We recognize that anti-racist work is hard work - it is ongoing, constantly evolving, and it can't be done perfectly.
RVCP Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias Commitment
We are committed to anti-racism and anti-bias training; as part of this effort, the Board will (1) begin their new term with an anti-bias training; (2) begin each Board Meeting by reviewing the Social Justice priorities; and (3) engaging our Social Justice Assessment Tool prior to voting on any policy. As part of this sustainable work, we have made a commitment of ongoing resources specifically identified for anti-racism work, and we are working to create a lasting framework to guide our ongoing decisions and actions. We are currently working to set priorities/action items to build capacity to create ongoing learning and sustainability around anti-racist work at RVCP. Participating in a co-op often requires a certain amount of privilege, and we are committed to examining how privilege, specifically white privilege, harms and benefits our school and community.