Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
The Rise Up Feminist Archive seeks to be inclusive of those whose historic contributions to feminist activism in Canada have too often been marginalized or erased from the mainstream narrative. In particular, we strive to include materials representing the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Colour, disabled women, immigrant women, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.
We understand, however, that our work takes place in a context of structural inequality, violence, and oppression and that Rise Up is not immune to these forces and their impacts. Rise Up is strongly committed to addressing racism and other forms of oppression in our archival collection, structures, membership, and practices. We realize that acting on this commitment requires both serious reflection and a meaningful plan for action.
As part of this process, we commit ourselves to significant outreach and collaboration, meaningful conversations and listening, and openness to criticism and change. We commit also to being open about the steps we are taking and our progress.