SRQ Strong is committed to addressing structural sources of trauma like poverty and racism by developing position statements on key policy issues, mobilizing community participation, and joining with other organizations to take political action.
The trauma of living in a racist society affects us all. Our founding principles emphasize acting with urgency to end racism and to heal ourselves and each other from its impact. SRQ Strong is a member of the Manasota Anti-Racism Coalition. We urge our members to learn more about racial trauma, and to sign the recent call for action to organize against racism and white supremacy.
The Environment and Climate Change The destruction of our natural environment is an assault on the life-support system we share with all beings - a new form of trauma that threatens our very existence. Like racism, it results from a mind-set based on domination. SRQ Strong is working to develop solutions that include healing, resilience, and a new form of consciousness. We have endorsed the policy position of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition.
This workshop is designed for parents of children ages 7-12 who are newcomers to anti-racism work. The workshop includes 4-1hr Zoom sessions a week apart, with homework to be conducted between sessions.
The goals are to:
Sarah Hu is a veteran public school teacher. Sarah believes in the power of individuals to have a meaningful impact on their neighbors, co- workers, friends and family, and in this way change their ever-widening world.
Teidra Everett is a wife, mother and educator. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family. She has a deep passion for promoting kindness amongst children. That’s where it all starts!
Greg Cruz is the founder of Streets Of Paradise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the houseless. He's also spearheaded the "Stop The Violence Day" a no-cost community event where all are welcome. From the rights of prisoners and migrant workers to the LBTQ+ community to environmental activism, the single father of 4’s motivation is to leave the world a better place for all of our children.
Kim Doleatto wrote about topics like early childhood education and development for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and nows writes for Sarasota Magazine. She is a mother, active community member, and Italian-Canadian immigrant. She believes that reflection and conversation are essential steppingstones to build a world where equality is a given for our children.