At Aurora Mental Health Center we are intentional about addressing and uprooting structural racism and other oppressive structures that, over the years, have undoubtedly seeped into our systems. Activism is the heartbeat and central tenet of anti-racism and anti-oppression work. We believe in the iterative process of learning, designing, and implementing equitable structures baked into the organization. This work does not just benefit our staff, it helps to increase safety and presence among our clients, both present and future.