What have you learned and/do differently in light of the outcry from your response to the #George Floyd protests and anemic response to racism in derby? What steps are you taking to improve in the future?
We acknowledge and apologize for the shortcomings in our communications during this time, and hope to earn back some of the trust eroded by engaging more thoughtfully moving forward. Since making our initial apology, our first steps have been to publicly commit to becoming an actively anti-racist organization and to bring regular updates on those actions being planned to dismantle and rebuild an organization that represents our community values. Work is also ongoing to put more resources into our Communications Department; impacts to our budget following the pandemic have slowed down any recruitment plans currently.