Walk in Their Shoes

An antiracism framework for artists & creative leaders

The purpose of the Walk in Their Shoes (WITS) Framework is to offer a pragmatic approach for you to navigate next steps after answering the call to become antiracist. It is meant to provide context and just enough structure as you find your own rhythm in this work that is sustainable and manageable for how you learn as an individual. 

Call To Action

New to antiracism? Have you been around this work for a while now, but are finally ready to take your personal work more seriously? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the severity of racism and confused by where to start? The purpose of the Walk in Their Shoes (WITS) Framework is to offer a practical way forward for you to navigate next steps after answering the call to become antiracist. We provide context and enough structure for you to find your own rhythm in this work.

WITS Pledge

As the nation reckons with America’s original sin of racism, many are now doing this work. Various calls-to-actions may even seem to contradict one another. We want to be clear what it means to be part of the Walk in Their Shoes Ally group. One factor is that WITS is a framework designed to help you find your own rhythm in this work that is sustainable and practical for how you learn, and to help you make decisions for anti-racism in your practice. There is only one expectation of you, to join this Ally group:

Make a commitment to identify 3 actionable and sustainable anti-racist practices within six months geared toward meaningful change. 

We Support You

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We will not let our members go at it alone if you do not want to. CA is providing wrap-around services to help you navigate along the way.

- Lisa Scails

Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

RESOURCES FOR WITS GROUP MEMBERS

ALLY MEMBERS

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