UPlift Black Advocacy Council
UPlift Black is looking for key community members to join our Black Advocacy council. Allies are most welcome to join and we encourage participation from BIPOC, Person with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQPNIA+
We will be working as a team to eradicate systemic racism in our community. We are anchored in 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity and we believe that Black is defined as self-identified Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples. We are committed to decolonization and Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Our work is hyper local to Simcoe/Muskoka Region.
What is your full name?
What are your pronouns?
Are you an advocate to the Black and 2SLGBTQ+ communities ? Working to become advocate?
Yes, I am an advocate already working with UPlift Black or other organizations.
No, I have not done advocacy work yet but I want to get involved.
What is your lived experience? Are you an ally? (An ally is a person that does not self identify as Black or Indigenous, who is committed to using their privilege to fight for social justice against anti-Black racism. Being an ally requires education, humility and most importantly, action) Click all that apply.
I do not identify as Black and/or Indigenous and consider myself an advocate for Black Lives
I do not identify as BIPOC and I am working towards the goal of allyship.
I am Racialized
I am 2SLGBTQ+
I am Black and/or Indigenous
I am a seasoned Activist in the fight for Black Lives
I am an experienced Activist
I am a Person with a Disability
I am a Caregiver to a person with Special Needs
I am a Youth (16-19)
Tell us in your own words why do you want to join the Advocacy and Accountability group?
How Did You Hear About UPlift Black?
Would you like to Join the UPlift Black Team?
I would like some more information
What skills do you have? Check all that apply
Writer (Grant Writing Experience)
Social media Manager/Digital Communication
Education in social justice/social work/EDI/CYW
Mental Health worker
Professional leadership position
Political and Social Justice Mobilization
Uplift Black grounds it’s work in 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity and reconciliation for Indigenous communities. There will be zero tolerance for any behaviour not in accordance with these values. This is to say that UPlift Black reserves the right to terminate any membership if the member is the perpetrator of or party to any slanderous, discriminatory or intolerant actions, words, gestures or social media posts. Any behaviour deemed harmful is grounds for the termination of group membership. Any behaviour deemed abusive may also result in legal ramifications.
Yes, I agree
To be a member of the group you must have a personal Facebook account and engage in the Facebook group, agree to receive emails from the group (save
), commit to attend Anti-Black Racism training sponsored by UPlift Black, commit to active participation, responding to and engaging with posts and assigned action items, commit to attend a bi-monthly Strategy Planning sessions. No self promotion, no outside content, only what we work on within the group and meetings should be discussed. Non commitment to any of the above can lead to removal from the group.
Yes, I agree
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