Hackergal’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism
As a starting point, we have made the following commitments to increase our support of BIPOC communities and to continue building an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve:
- Implement inclusive outreach and recruitment strategies that consider the unique needs of Indigenous and Black communities
- Ensure we have a diverse representation of students and participants across all programming and in our leadership structure
- Enrich our programming and curriculum to reflect the perspectives and experiences of BIPOC communities
- Celebrate Black and Indigenous role models, stories, voices, art, etc. in our curriculum
- Continually improve our impact measurement strategies to understand and evaluate the diversity and inclusion within our organization.
To our community of students, educators, parents, and partners: We are committed to creating an organization that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive of people from all backgrounds. As an organization, we aim to reflect the communities in which we work and live in our board, leadership and team members. Addressing systemic barriers and undoing generations of harm takes time, and we are committed to engaging in open dialogues about the ways we can do better and move forward together.
We will continue working to practice and strengthen our allyship and stand with pride against all forms of racial injustice.
Standing proudly with you,
Founder and Executive Director
List of Anti-Racism Resources and Supports
Elementary Level Reading
DE PETITE À GRANDE: ROSA PARKS
by Lisbeth Kaiser
Pink Is for Boys
by Robb Pearlman
I Am Jazz Hardcover
by Jessica Herthe & Jazz Jennings l
All Are Welcome Hardcover
by Alexandra Penfold
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
by Vashti Harrison
UN JOUR, TU DÉCOUVRIRAS
by Jacqueline Woodson
A is for activist
by Innosanto Nagara
I AM ENOUGH
by Grace Byers
Intermediate Level Reading
AM I BLUE?
by Mario Dane Bauer
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action And Do the Work
by Tiffany Jewell
21 Things you May Not Know About the Indian Act
by Bob Joseph (Grades 7 – 12)
This Place: 150 Years Retold
by David Robertson (Grade 9 and up)
AI, Ain’t I A Woman?
Privilege/Class/Social Inequalities Explained in a $100 Race
Please Watch to the End.
Nancy Trites Botkin & Daniel Prouty 1993 | 24 min
Luvvie Ajayi: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable