Inclusion & Antiracism
November 9, 2020
The Board of Pinewoods Camp is committed to antiracist beliefs and practices. White supremacy and white nationalism have no place at Pinewoods. Black lives matter.
Racism in our region began over 400 years ago when Europeans first came to Wampanoag territory, and systemic racism continues to negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in the local Plymouth community and across the country. Pinewoods Camp, Inc. serves the physical place and environment on which our facilities sit, but Pinewoods is also part of the larger complex cultural history. We commit to study that history and acknowledge systemic bias in our business practices and our relationship to traditional music and dance. It is our intent to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
PCI is taking these initial steps to combat systemic bias. Please visit the new “Inclusion & Antiracism” page on the website for an up-to-date list of PCI’s actions.
- This summer of 2020 we worked with our investment adviser to ensure that the funds we have in reserve are held in fiscally sound investments with companies with a strong commitment to diversity, antiracism and environmental protection.
- We are expanding our network of professional service providers, vendors and contractors to include additional minority owned businesses.
- The Board is learning about the Wampanoag Native People, past and present. An article will be in the Fall 2020 Pinewoods Post with an invitation to our entire Pinewoods community to join us.
- We will provide ongoing implicit bias training for our staff and crew.
- Pinewoods Camp, Inc. acknowledges that some important historical figures impacting our community, like Cecil Sharp, held racist and sexist views. We will educate our community about that history. To avoid idealizing such a figure, the PCI Board is reconsidering the names of C# and C# Minor Pavilions.
- We support our Program Providers in the self-reflection and reckoning in which they, too, are engaged.