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About

Who Are We?

We are ABAR Suffield, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We are Suffield community members committed to taking action in support and solidarity with all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous Persons of Color). We are anti-bias and anti-racist (ABAR).

What is ABAR?

ABAR means anti-bias, anti-racist. It’s a mindset and a values system that we work toward every day. 

 

Why Suffield? 

Because every community can and should do better. 

 

How Can We Do Better? 

We can learn and then take action to drive policy-based changes in Suffield. Change is needed to elevate BIPOC and protect and empower all marginalized communities & diverse peoples. 

 

We embrace diversity of all kinds. As a result we seek to create a Suffield where diversity is embraced and appreciated, and where everyone feels welcomed and safe.

Leadership

Our Board of Directors includes Jill Adams, Kristina Hallett, Amy Healy, Sonia Hill, Cassandre Victor-Vega and Elizabeth Warren. Our amazing sub-committee leaders take action every day to advance ABAR values within the community.

Commitment

We are committed to bringing the best of what we have to offer together. We strive to create a community where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. YOU are welcome and valued as you are.

Working together for an anti-biased, anti-racist Suffield

Our Mission

Our Story

Hate Has No Home Here

In the summer o 2020 ABAR Suffield, Inc. came together as a community action of like-minded people in support of true diversity, equity and inclusion within the town of Suffield. With a kick-off event in support of Black Lives Matter, ABAR Suffield, Inc. has grown to over 500 members and hosted multiple “first time” events in Suffield including Juneteenth, Pride, and much more….and that’s just the beginning.

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Our Goal

Our goal is to make Suffield a safe, Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist (ABAR) community.

ABAR Suffield is working collaboratively for change in all aspects of public government and community life, including within the school system, planning and zoning commission, police commission, youth and elder services, board of finance and board of selectmen. We are passionate about making our town a better place for ALL our residents, especially our children – and for the future.

We ask you to join us in creating meaningful changes.

 

Specifically, to:

  • demonstrate a clear commitment to racial equity and equality

  • ensure educational curriculum and staffing are diverse

  • make programming and resources available to everyone

  • create a permanent and unfailing dedication to living ABAR values in our community

Diversity

dəˈvərsədē/ noun

1.the state of being diverse; variety

2. the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc (OxfordDictionary)

We Need Your Support Today!

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