The Aspiring White Allies Committee (AWA) is a subcommittee of the Statewide Anti-Oppression Committee, comprised of individuals working in various crime victim services capacities in Ohio's five regions. As beneficiaries of white privilege, our members strive to honor our responsibility to dismantle racism. It is on us, not people of color, to actively work against oppression. This work requires humility, self-examination, and self-reflection. As we aspire to be allies, we acknowledge that we have benefited from and normalized racism, that we are not the experts and we make mistakes.
The mission of the Abilities Caucus is to create awareness about all forms of abuse including domestic, intimate partner, sexual violence and oppression and to advocate for initiatives in upholding human rights and needs of all Ohio survivors/co-survivors with varying abilities through national multi-disciplinary collaboration.