Helping achieve a greater racial cross-cultural understanding in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Imagine a community filled with respect for each other, living in harmony, valuing each other’s uniqueness and working together.
What is Erase-isms?
Erase-isms is a multiracial group of local men and women sharing the common vision to erase from our community the “isms” identified in the umbrella of oppression. The “isms” that hurt and separate people in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together with the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, we have united to eradicate injustice and discrimination through education and awareness.
Denial of Power
Some suggest that there is a core “ism,” and all others are less important. While that may be, in this model of oppression there is no hierarchy of “isms.” If you suffer from one — you suffer — not greater nor less. Remove one — and the others will remain. Through our workshops we hope to disassemble, piece by piece, the “isms” that exist in our community.
Promote Racial Harmony
Here’s a few easy things you can do to promote racial harmony:
- Speak up when you hear a racist remark
- Avoid racial and cultural stereotyping
- Develop relationships with people of other races
- Value Differences by attending events of another culture
- Take time to reflect on your own biases and stereotypes
- Contact ERASE-ISMS through the Women’s Coalition to conduct a training workshop or presentation for your organization
We now offer workshops on:
- # Anti-racism
- # Cultural diversity
- # Umbrella of oppression
Workshops are available to:
- Houses of worship
- Government agencies
- Any group who would like to raise their awareness on these issues
Trained facilitators are also on-call for consultations
The Women’s Coalition has extensive experience leading workshops on other “isms” under the Umbrella of Oppression. There is no direct charge for our services, however, donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.
If you, your school, or community group would like to request a workshop or presentation, need more information, or want to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us.
ERASE-ISMS is a program of Women’s Coalition of St. Croix and is funded by grants from the World Council of Churches and Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. There is no direct charge for our services, however, donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.