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09.05.2023 | Member News & Releases

Congratulating GRAPHEK and the Toolkit for Black, Indigenous and People of Color

C4DISC is delighted to congratulate GRAPHEK and the Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color on recently winning the AM&P Network Excel Awards Gold award. Pictured is Toolkit contributor Randy Townsend collecting the award on behalf of the Volunteer Committee. 

Many people put a tremendous amount of time into making this toolkit a reality. A full list of contributors can be found here

The GRAPHEK design team graciously volunteered their time and skills to create the visual concept for this toolkit and here are some notes on how they envisioned this thoughtful design:

“This concept is based on embroidery as a way to show the resilience of the BIPOC community in academic research and the networking encouraged by the toolkit. When cloth is damaged, embroidery and patches not only repair, they reinforce the cloth to be stronger and more resilient to future wear & tear. Even though each individual goes through their own unique experiences and tribulations, there are connecting threads that create solidarity. By sharing stories, crossing paths, and giving each other the resources necessary to navigate spaces riddled with systemic biases and racism, this toolkit can help BIPOC shape a more just and inclusive field.”

This Toolkit is one of the series of C4DISC Toolkits for Equity. Do review the others and make suggestions for any other resources you think are needed in support of our mission to work with organizations and individuals to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. Watch out for the exciting launch of a new Toolkit for Disability Equity later this year.

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