Blue Star Families chairs the White Oak Collaborative Subcommittee on Racial Equity and Inclusion. This subcommittee has developed a set of recommendations and best practices for military and Veteran serving organizations. The organizations in the subcommittee and others in the field can use these recommendations as a starting point to help improve the experiences of military- and Veteran-connected families of color. These recommendations were included in Blue Star Families’ Social Impact Research 2021: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Military Families of Color report and are also available for download below.
Becoming a signatory to this document doesn’t mean your organization promises to check every box. This is an aspirational list! Rather, it means that you are willing to publicly share that you believe these practices are important.
If your military/Veteran service organization wants to get involved, there are several ways to do so:
- Download the “Recommended Practices for Military and Veteran Serving Organizations” document and circulate it within your team to start or continue a conversation about promoting racial equity and inclusion within your organization.
- For current White Oak Collaborative members—join the Subcommittee on Racial Equity and Inclusion and/or become a signatory to the set of recommendations and best practices.
- For military and Veteran serving organizations, become a signatory to the set of recommendations and best practices.