“Being anti-racist is a very active stance to take” Anu says. It’s asking yourself to breakdown and challenge your understanding of race and ethnicity. How do you engage and interact with the world with an anti-racist lens? Anu says “It’s not easy”.
“How do we help people who have been so hurt by systems, impacted by systems that traumatize, and systems that introduce people to other traumas?”
“My calling is to work within my community and for my community, because I see how normal it is for us to be stigmatized and outcasted just for existing.” Zanariah (Zizi) Phillips (she/her & they/them) proclaims while sharing her story of how she arrived at CCHE.
The gratitude we have for the little things we do will help us not take any semblance of regular life for granted after the pandemic. “We should appreciate the small things” Karen says. They aren’t guaranteed.
“I want and I hope that I can be there for somebody even if I don’t know them.”. Patricia has been a face of positivity in every role she occupies…
“I think that are is the blessing of the long-term nature of our relationship in my experience has been the most rewarding for me.”