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New reflective article for June published

8 July 2021

A new reflective article for June has been published under the Racial Equity Social Justice (RESJ) Committee.

In ‘As I walk’, the author has expressed themselves through poetry, reflecting on their complicity as a White person in the systemic, industrial abuse inflicted upon Indigenous children forced into Canada’s Residential Schools.

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.

Please be aware that the reflective articles may contain sensitive anecdotes and/or stories that may be upsetting and re-triggering. Their purpose 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.