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Call for Members: Racial Justice Task Force

Join the new Racial Justice Task Force and become a member of a creative, inclusive, safe, and open space of fellow young greens of colour directly engaged with prioritising and improving the diversity, inclusivity and intersectionality of FYEG for young greens of colour!

 

The context we are in:

A fundamental principle of FYEG is the equality and inclusion of all in a society free of patriarchy, class division, racism, fascism and every other system of oppression. However, FYEG recognises that as we push for this politically, we must also strive for this internally.

 

FYEG has made monumental strides in making it a truly feminist organisation and we must celebrate this. Yet, we have many more steps to take to expand this inclusivity and intersectionality to young greens of colour, and to make FYEG a truly anti-racist and culturally inclusive organisation. 

 

Youth of colour must have a diverse, inclusive, and accessible space where they feel represented and included in the green movement. Furthermore, the FYEG Inclusion Plan 2019-2021 must be renewed and a new strategy adopted in line with the new Strategy Plan 2022-2025 prioritising this aspect of inclusion.

 

Why join:

The Racial Justice Task Force is a great opportunity to connect and work with fellow young greens of colour in a creative, inclusive, safe, and open space. You will get to help steer FYEG’s organisational and political direction, learn more about the organisation itself, and develop your organisational and practical skills.

 

Objectives of the Racial Justice Task Force:

  • Creating a creative, inclusive, safe, and open space for green youth of colour to come together, ideate, brainstorm, and ultimately work on the diversity, inclusivity and intersectionality of FYEG.
  • Organising spaces for POC youth to freely discuss internal and organisational issues within the movement and Federation, look for ways to politically activate and engage POC youth..
  • Working on new and improving current internal/organisational policies on diversity and inclusion, such as a renewal of the Inclusion Plan 2019-2021.

 

Your profile:

Who we are looking for:

  • We are looking for young greens of colour and young greens belonging to a national, ethnic, or cultural minority. This includes but is not limited to:
  1. Young greens of colour,
  2. Young greens belonging to a national, ethnic, or cultural minority,
  3. Young greens with a migrant or refugee background, 
  4. Young greens belonging to an indigenous minority,
  5. Young greens from the Global South,
  6. Young greens often excluded from normative White European culture.
  • Does any of this sound like you? Do apply!
  • Can’t identify with any of this but still feel like you should be part of the Task Force? Do apply!

 

Who you should be:

  • A member of one of FYEG’s Member Organisations or observer organisations, or an individual who shares the same values of FYEG;
  • Passionate about the diversity, inclusivity and intersectionality of FYEG for youth of colour;
  • Available to commit to online meetings (starting in September 2022 for about at least a year, we will discuss during the first meeting how much everyone can commit!);
  • Comfortable working in English (Do you have difficulties with this? That’s okay! Be sure to let us know when you apply!).

 

You will be fully supported by member of the FYEG Executive Committee, Srish, who will also chair the Task Force, and FYEG’s Secretary-General, Özge.

What your responsibilities are:

  • Active participation in the Task Force, including regular online meetings, and active involvement
  • Fostering and facilitating a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for youth of colour within the Task Force and within FYEG;

 

Want to work with other young greens of colour in a creative, inclusive, safe and open on making FYEG a truly anti-racist and culturally inclusive organisation? Apply to join the Racial Justice Task Force!

 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form HERE. If you have any questions, please contact EC Member Srish (srishagon.abraham@fyeg.org). Members will be notified of the selection results by mid-September.

 

The deadline for applying to the Racial Justice Task Force is Sunday, 4th of September at Midnight CEST.