What We Identified

The recent injustice aimed towards people in black communities in Minneapolis and elsewhere illustrate that there is deep, divisive, systemic racism in our country, from which Northwest Arkansas is not spared.

We have already begun to increase diversity among our leadership and to build diverse social networks as a key strategy in creating systemic change towards a more equitable community.

We will now take additional steps to further that commitment by providing opportunities for individual support, community dialogue, leadership education, and advocacy.

Through these actions, Excellerate will address short-term needs while fostering the long-term strategies required to be successful in this work. We will continue to act and to call others to join us in ensuring that human rights and the dignity of every individual is strengthened so that truly all people in Northwest Arkansas can thrive.

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NWA Community Counseling Services - Mending Racial Pain
Excellerate has listened to a diverse set of community stakeholders about how racial inequity plays out in Northwest Arkansas and what the best response would be.