|If racism was constructed, it can be deconstructed.
|639 South Green Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336.722.8379
|Our community institutions successfully embrace anti-racist
identity and values to end racial disparities, appreciate diversity
and practice collaborative efforts of compassion and justice.
The Institute for Dismantling Racism educates, organizes, and
supports individuals and teams to develop anti-racist identity,
culture, and institutions to end oppression.
While religion has been a tool of oppression, giving legitimacy to
systems and institution’s unjust misuse of power, it has also
served as sustenance and inspiration for those suffering from
racism. We seek all forms & traditions that will deepen
commitment to the work.
Open & Honest
We remain vulnerable to one another, knowing that although
racism has taught us to be deceptive to self and others, we need
one another for accountability and integrity.
Our work begins with empathy for those who have been
destroyed and wounded by the pathology of racism; first seeking
to do no harm as we care for the suffering.
Raising compassion to the institutional level – we seek the healing
of the institutions and their systems, that they provide equality of
access to and equitable distribution of power and resources.
All people are in process. No one is finished in the work of
becoming whole. We must ever include the work for justice with
the task of becoming more whole individuals.
Beyond tolerating difference, we seek to appreciate our cultural
roots and traditions.
In all decision-making, planning, and management of finances, we
seek to disclose all information, practice an open process and
reach out for input from all members.
We move the work forward through the use of collective efforts
rather than duplicating or competing with other groups or
We move the work forward together with the knowing that there
are more than enough resources, people and time.
We learn lessons from the past so as not to repeat their patterns;
to inspire us, muse to our activism, celebrating the s/heroes that
have come before us.
We acknowledge and celebrate ourselves and each other -
becoming inspired by who we are being.
|Rev. Willard Bass, Jr.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Thankful Heritage Museum
Green Street United Methodist Church
Judy A. Greene - Secretary
Bishop Todd Fulton - Treasurer
Senior Pastor and Founder
Mt. Moriah Outreach Center
Hope Presbyterian Church
PhD., M.A., M.S.S.
Associate Professor & Chair
Behavioral Sciences & Social Work
Winston-Salem State University
Rev. Doug Bailey
Center for Urban Ministry
T.A.N.F. Program Coordinator
YMCA of Northwest NC
Mary Ann Blackwell
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|Executive Director, Willard Bass, receiving the ECHO Award from
the Winston-Salem Foundation.