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Blog: Anti-Racism Is a Verb

10 Ways We Are Practicing Gratitude

We are grateful for your support of our work with youth, families and organizations that are working to become anti-racist. We celebrate our connections and our commitment to truth. We are glad to be held accountable and acknowledge that we are all working to be better versions of ourselves. 10 Ways We Are Practicing Gratitude: We are…
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10 Missteps to Avoid When Launching DEI Initiatives

  The list below is from a panel hosted by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 9, 2021 featuring Equity Training Center experts Guimel DeCarvalho, Amy Hogarth and Carlton Watson. For presenter bios visit the About Us page.   Misstep #1: “If we hire the right people, we will become an anti-racist organization.” Learning:…
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Latino vs. Hispanic vs. Spanish

By Daniela Thermora Director of People and Career Development I think part of being Latina, Latino, Latinx, Spanish or Hispanic is understanding the difference between all of those terms. I was taught to call myself Spanish or Hispanic, when in reality I was referring to two different things. One meant I was from Spain, which…
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Press Release

Wayside Statement on Derek Chauvin Conviction

Last week, the nation and world witnessed a historic moment when ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was held accountable for George Floyd’s murder. Black and Brown people exhaled, sensing a turning point in the fight for civil rights. People were shocked, indicative of how rare it is for law enforcement to be held accountable for…
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Newly launched Wayside Equity Training Center to offer nonprofits comprehensive training and organizational development services on diversity, equity and inclusion

For Immediate Release April 9, 2021 Contact: Diana C. Pisciotta 617-784-5256 Center builds on more than a decade of experience at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network (Framingham, MA) Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, one of the region’s leading providers of mental health counseling and family support services to children, young adults and families…
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June Highlights

Pride Month & How To Celebrate Juneteenth!

Happy Pride!

Our staff and youth gathered for our first Progress Pride Flag unveiling and celebration! Youth from our residential program expressed what it means to them to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community with words and images.

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Freedom Day

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on the 19th of June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

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Want to Know How to Build an

Anti-Racist Organization?

We are more than thankful that you attended Wayside Equity Training Center’s panel presentations this week. We hope you took away some valuable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) insights that you can incorporate into your organization and everyday life. If you have any feedback that would help us improve our online events, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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