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April reflective article now published

30 April 2021

The reflective article for April, ‘My White silence‘, has been published on the website. It can be found under the Racial Equity Social Justice (RESJ) Committee section.

Within this article the author shares their own history of White silence; White people remaining silent on issues of race and racism. They explore how it was centred in their own shame and brought pain to their BIPOC colleagues. The author describes how a White colleague helped them to move through their discomfort and commit to no longer being silent.

Reflective articles are personal responses by selected attendees to the 2021 Racial Equity workshops led by Nikkia Young and on the intersection of DDP with racial and social justice.

The purpose of the reflective articles is to spark inner reflection. If you are feeling moved reading them, we encourage you to journal, meditate and be with the important feelings being shared. Sitting with and truly engaging with our responses and emotions is part of the process.

We will be publishing one or two each month in 2021, as a part of the ongoing work to reach out to and engage with all members of our community. This an integral component of DDPI and DDP Connects UK’s joint commitment to social justice and equity for all.

More information about the RESJ Committee can be found in our new Community section, along with the Global Development Committee.

At present the RESJ Committee are not accepting any new members. If you would like to register your future interest then please email and someone will make contact with you should membership open.