WIDE IS COMMITTED TO HELPING THE COMMUNITY OF LINCOLN HONESTLY ASSESS THE EFFECT OF RACISM ON ITS RESIDENTS AND FACILITATE HEALING, support and community for people of color. As we all grapple with the racial reckoning that is occurring in this country at this time, we want to offer a list (not comprehensive by any means) of resources and supports that may prove helpful to you.
As you work through this process individually, it is important to focus on who you are most comfortable approaching for this type of conversation. Each of us has our own “net” of people who we feel will listen to us, empathize with us and advocate for us.
LOOK TO YOUR PERSONAL NETWORK
As always, we have folks in our communities who can lend a listening ear or help us get to the person who can affect change such as: ministers, personal physicians, therapists, co-workers, friends, family and neighbors.
CONNECT TO TOWN RESOURCES
Please also consider that there are many professional people in and adjacent to the Town of Lincoln who also act as resources and supports: school administrators, social workers, guidance counselors, town nurses and public safety officers.
Here is a list of common resources offered by the town:
CONNECT BEYOND LINCOLN
Additionally, many find inspiration and encouragement from many of the thought leaders and activists we find on social media, in the press and in the books we read.
Some of our favorites are: