Anti-Racism and Respect Committee
Solidarity with the QTBIPOC* community and those who face injustice
*Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour
What is the Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee (ARRC)?
The Fast and Female Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee (ARRC) is an ad hoc advisory committee of members with diverse and intersectional skills and experiences. It reports to the Board of Directors and works collaboratively with Fast and Female Management, Staff, Volunteers, and Stakeholders.
What is the purpose of the ARRC?
The purpose of the Committee is to inform and guide Fast and Female programming practices, staff and volunteer education, and key areas of operations, partnerships, and fundraising with regard to anti-racism and respect. The Committee serves as a critical community champion of Fast and Female.
What does the ARRC do?
The Anti-Racism and Respect Committee informs and guides Fast and Female programming practices, staff and volunteer education, and key areas of operations, partnerships, and fundraising with regard to anti-racism and respect.
Fast and Female's Anti-Racism Statement
Fast and Female was created in 2005 to tackle the inequalities and systemic barriers for girls and women in sports; however, we are also aware of how these inequalities reach far beyond sport culture and how they affect racialized and marginalized populations more than others.
We recognize that Fast and Female’s values of Inclusion and Social Change cannot be fully realized until we address these injustices and oppression and make meaningful change.
You can read the full statement, including our the steps we are taking in our long-term commitment to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion, here.
Committee priorities and activities include: