Planning & Racial Equity
Racial Justice Commitment
Racial justice is a core value of TIES. We are committed to ensuring that TIES 2021 is a space where Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and Northern African, and Pacific Islander people can thrive, connect, and leave empowered. We honor and acknowledge the countless ways that Black trans communities have built the movements that made TIES possible. We know that the needs and interests of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and Northern African, and Pacific Islander people must be prioritized in order to ensure our whole community thrives. You can read Equality Virginia’s commitment to anti-racism for a fuller sense of our dedication to this work.
Planning & Equity Committee
Ahead of TIES 2021, we have launched the TIES Planning & Equity Committee as part of Equality Virginia’s commitment to anti-racism.
This committee is for community members who are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Northern African, and/or Spanish speakers to be decision-makers about the direction, programming, and focus of TIES 2021 – including around areas of racial equity and language access. The committee is open to cisgender family members, partners, and allies, though transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people’s voices will be prioritized.
To participate in the committee meetings, fill out this form: bit.ly/TIES-2021-planning. Participants will receive a $30 stipend for each meeting they attend – about one per month – and do not need to attend every meeting. Stipends are made possible thanks to the generosity of Virginia Pride!
Join the Planning Team!
Read EV's Commitment to Anti-Racism