Kristell Caballero Saucedo, Racial Equity and Inclusion Fellow, Minneapolis, MN
Reflecting on the experience I had during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the racial equity and inclusion work I do as a fellow in the field of philanthropy, it frustrating to hear the same discourse around the themes of inclusivity and commitment to social justice over and over again, without real action.
As a woman who migrated to the United States from a developing country and finds herself at the intersection of identities that have been historically silenced, I feel angry and frustrated that the work for inclusion as well as diversity is moving slower than sloths move. It is irritating to see institutions, that claim commitment to combating social justice, have internal systems in place that exhibit exclusion and lack of representation at the decision making table. It is frustrating to see individual who claim to be “woke” do all talk but not act when needed because that risks their personal stability. Continue reading “A Reaction to the UNCSW & A Call to Action”