Aug 31, 2020
Our Commitment: Equity & Belonging
At Einhorn Collaborative, we are committed to working with a broad coalition of partners and peers to help shape a shared future for our country — one that elevates belonging, not othering; bridging, not breaking; and connection, not isolation.
We recognize that historic and current forms of dehumanization — based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, indigeneity, national origin, and ability — have shaped the power, policies, and systems in which we seek to advance social change. We commit to embrace efforts in our own organization, our collaboratives, and in our fields of practice that help us recognize, reveal, and dismantle all forms of “othering” and to intentionally reach out and partner with historically excluded and marginalized groups.
While our team brings different backgrounds and perspectives, no small team like ours can fully represent the rich diversity of our country. We commit to push ourselves to be students of our nation’s history, reflect on our hidden biases, and routinely engage with those whose perspectives are different from our own, across every dimension, to help inform, shape, and guide our work and our worldview.
At the same time, our commitment to building a culture of true belonging means that we are unwilling to collaborate with people and organizations whose work is grounded in the dehumanization or rejection of entire groups simply because of what they look like, whom they love, how they pray, or where they’re from.
As individuals and collectively, we know there is a long way to go, and we will likely get things wrong. We commit to holding ourselves and each other accountable by regularly examining our contributions to social change efforts — personal, organizational, and systemic — in service of creating a country where all of us feel seen, heard, and valued: a culture of true belonging.