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  • "Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions." - "Being Antiracist," National Museum of African American History and Culture Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) read more

  • “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”-Audre Lorde Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) One of the many resources offered by CS3 are the On-Demand Learning modules, which are designed for collaboration leaders, early childhood advocates, and community members to take e-learning into their own hands. The CS3 team had recently launched the new read more

  • “White privilege works by making the advantages white people have invisible while making the supposedly 'poor' choices of people of color hyper visible.”- Brittney Cooper , Author Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Save-the-Date! The annual Partner Plan Act Conference, Equity from the Start: Overcoming Obstacles, Leveraging Opportunities , will take place virtually from May 16-18, 2023. Registration will open read more

  • “ You have to get over the fear of facing the worst in yourself. You should instead fear unexamined racism. Fear the thought that right now, you could be contributing to the oppression of others, and you don't know it. But do not fear those who bring that oppression to light. Do not fear the opportunity to do better. "– Ijeoma Oluo Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3)    Thank you to those who submitted your votes for the dates read more

  • “ Indeed, all the great movements for social justice in our society have strongly emphasized a love ethic .” – bell hooks Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) We are hiring!   The CS3 team is pleased to announce that there are two open positions available within the team to be filled ASAP- Assistant Director and Program Manager of Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) .   The Program Manager will read more

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Hello! We're happy you're here. Partner Plan Act eNews is an almost monthly newsletter developed by Illinois Action for Children's Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) team to help keep you informed of the latest information, strategies, and resources to aid you in your early childhood community systems development efforts.