The CARED Collective (Calgary Anti-Racism Education) was established in 2009 by six women from Calgary’s anti-racism community: C. Chagnon-Greyeyes, B. Johnson, J. Kelly, D. Paquette, A. Srivastava and T. Wong. Each member brought her own knowledge of racism and anti-racism and a commitment to anti-racism activism. The committee met regularly, with small working group meetings held more frequently with members assuming a variety of roles. Whether we acted as advisors, creators, editors, visionaries or providers of food and support, we all contributed to the creation of this online anti-racism resource. We owe special thanks to others who were very much involved in the process, especially Linda Kongnetiman and the University of Calgary Native Centre, as well as to all those who contributed their expertise to this resource.
Our use of tree imagery throughout this webspace conveys the many associations behind our title, STAND. A stand of trees, a common sight in Alberta, represents both a sense of community and individuality, a sense of purpose and rootedness. Most of all, "stand" is one of the root words in the most important term in anti-racism work: understanding.
This project was made possible due to the support from the following organizations