The KEJC board adopted a five year strategic plan in September 2021. Since then, we've been working to make our goals a reality. Tenets of the plan include prioritizing language access, enhancing community partnerships, growing sustainable funding, updating personnel policies, and centering racial justice.
In December we invited facilitators Mizari Suarez and Tiffany Pyette to help us progress our commitment to racial justice. Over the next year, our team will get to work in the form of a retreat, focus groups, and learning sessions. We'll use what we learn to develop a framework that helps us ensure every element of our work prioritizes equity, inclusion, and dismantling white supremacy culture. We're delighted to have two amazing facilitators guiding us along the way!
About our facilitators
Mizari has experience as an advocate and community organizer. She got her start organizing with an immigrant-led student group in Kentucky about ten years ago. Mizari has led groups to engage and have courageous conversations creatively. She has worked with community members, city leaders, and other stakeholders, facilitating community-based initiatives.
Tiffany is a Two-Spirit community-based arts and culture worker in Eastern KY who focuses her work on the fight against white supremacy. She is experienced in leading trainings, workshops, and long-term efforts towards disability justice; racial justice; and cultural competence in organizations, universities, museums, and other groups.
Stay tuned for future updates related to our commitment to racial justice!