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Anti-Racism Action Plan Guidebook

We are called in the current moment to actively move from non-racist thinking to anti-racist actions. This guide is targeted for organizations and individuals who are just beginning their anti-racism work. Our goal is to illuminate that in order to do this work thoughtfully, we both need to be reflective in how prepared we are to engage with anti-racism work, and that we need to have a concrete action plan to live by our commitments.

This guide broadly focuses on racial justice. However, we have built in, and encourage, particular focus on anti-Black racism. Anti-racism planning needs to be intentional, and it will take time and thoughtfulness. We encourage users to be self-reflective and be attentive to areas of growth.

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Anti-Racism Action Plan

Download and Usage Guidelines for Individuals and Organizations

Individuals may download and print this resource for personal use at no charge, and no registration is required. However, please do not distribute the guide further (by email or other means), but instead encourage others to come to this webpage to download the latest version of the guidebook.

If you are an educator or in a leadership position in any organization and would like to use this guidebook for organizational purposes (e.g., encouraging multiple individuals in your organization to use the guidebook, using the guide as a framework for conducting workshops at your organization, using the guidebook in a classroom or cocurricular setting, etc.), please let us know where and how it is being used. Organizations may use the guidebook, including instructing others to download and print this guide, free of charge after you register on the Authorization for Organizational Use Request Form. Only one lead coordinator per organization needs to register, and not all users affiliated with a specific organization.

Completing the registration form for organizational use will automatically grant you permission to use the guide on behalf of your organization. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration which you should keep for your records. Please note that after you receive the registration confirmation email:

  1. You may download one electronic PDF and print up to the number of copies you notified us about in the registration link.
  2. You may post a link on your website that directs users to the guidebook download link available on this webpage.
  3. You may send an email to your organization encouraging members of your organization to download the guidebook directly from our website.
  4. You may not post a copy of the PDF on your website or distribute it via email or any other electronic form of distribution.
  5. You may not edit the PDF in any way without written permission from the authors.

Failure to register for organizational use, or violating any of the guidelines above may be grounds for copyright infringement.

Help Us Make This Guidebook Better!

This guide is our first attempt to create such a free, public resource. We welcome your constructive feedback on (1) aspects of the guide that were particularly helpful for you, and/or (2) ways in which we can improve future versions of this guide. Please submit your feedback using this short online feedback form. We will aim to produce revised versions of this guidebook periodically.

This document is provided at no charge, but we strongly encourage you to support the work of non-profit organizations engaged in anti-racism work via monetary donations or other means of support.

Any additional questions about the guidebook, or questions about using this guide may be directed to the authors:

  1. Amit Taneja, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ataneja@holycross.edu)
  2. Kasey Catlett, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (kcatlett@holycross.edu)