The Mission of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training is to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities implemented primarily by training institutional transformation teams and guided by the following principles:
This Mission drives our three working groups – Administrative Staff Team, Core Organizer/Trainers and Board of Directors. Our organization is majority People of Color (African American, American Indian Asian American and Latina/o) and minority cisgender* men. There are multiple other layers of diversity including sexual identity, faith/spirituality, age, income, and education.
In addition to our working groups we closely collaborate with Regional Organizing Partners in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
*cisgender ‐ A synonym for non‐transgender, referring to individuals who “have a match between the gender they were assigned at birth, their bodies, and their personal identity” (Schilt and Westbrook) and who “have only ever experienced their subconscious and physical sexes as being aligned” (Serano).