Rural Affiliates

Dryden – Groton Plus – Human Dignity Coalition
[The “plus” connotes supporting rural organizing “in between” Cortland and Ithaca]
We are community residents who promote human dignity for all people. We seek to change the reality that the world, as it is, does not value white people and people of color equally.  We are working to build rural communities where all people can feel that they belong and are respected. We welcome all – black, brown, indigenous, other people of color and white people – who are interested in joining us in this work. We aim to be action-oriented in dismantling racism in all of its forms. We are guided by four points of unity: Human dignity for all people; Accountability to and in solidarity with organizations led by people of color; Centering the voices, judgments, leadership and positions of people of color; Being visible in our day-to-day resistance to racism in the best ways we know how.
We are a diverse group in terms of class, age, racial identity, gender, and sexual orientation who understand that it is the work of white people to end white supremacy in our institutions, including housing, jobs, healthcare, education, incarceration, and policing.
At our monthly coffee and potluck gatherings, and through online conversations we educate each other about racism and other forms of inequity that afflict our communities. Whether you are a newcomer to these conversations or not, we encourage you to join us.

Contact us at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/drydengrotonplushumandignitycoalition
drydengrotonplus-humandignity@googlegroups.com
More information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nJvvHKikJ7s_w4I1IzRoS8a6SQE_341HvVqZ0zDp8c4/edit?usp=sharing

Antiracist Trumansburg
Antiracist Trumansburg is a newly forming group and we welcome anyone in/near Trumansburg to join us! Our current campaign is increasing support for a petition to the school, though we have our sights set on many other things as well. We do not currently have regularly scheduled meetings, though we do have a facebook group and a google list-serv. Please contact tburgantiracism@gmail.com with questions or if you would like to join us!