Today, Mayor Scott Fadness launched a challenge to Fishers residents to begin a series of efforts to dismantle racism in our community. As its first priority, the City of Fishers has committed to sponsoring 500 residents to undergo Interrupting Racism training by the end of the year. Interrupting Racism is a one- or two-day training session that addresses the realities of systemic racism in America, both historical and present-day. The first training session is September 17. Trainings will be held in-person using social distancing practices.
The announcement follows more than eighteen months of work by Mayor Fadness and his leadership team attending Interrupting Racism training, racial dialogue circles, and convening community leaders.
“In the national narrative we find ourselves, it is clear the country is struggling with issues of race and our community is not immune to these challenges. In Fishers, we have the opportunity to change the course of this conversation through hard work, honesty, and humility. Today is a small step in that direction.”
This challenge is one of a series of goals and objectives identified by members of the Fishers Community Committee on Race, a diverse group of Fishers residents who provided major contributions to these priorities. The draft plan will be released to the community this fall for feedback and prioritization.
Residents interested in signing up for free Interrupting Racism training should visit https://secure.rec1.com/IN/fishers-in/catalog.
Residents interested in getting updates on Fishers’ equity work should sign up here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/828f33dc6b8e49da9cb50f424d7d8a78