The Ohio Co-Conspirators in Ending Oppression (CIEO) is a subcommittee of the Statewide Anti-Oppression Committee, comprised of individuals working in various survivor/victim services capacities in Ohio’s five regions. As beneficiaries of white privilege, members strive to honor our responsibility to dismantle racism and intersecting forms of oppression. It is on us, not Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), to actively work against white supremacy. This work requires humility, self-examination, relationship-building, accountability, and sustainable actions. We acknowledge that there has been a legacy of racism within anti-violence movements, and as such commit to be aspiring co-conspirators and sustainable anti-racist work.
To reflect this commitment, this group has made structural changes, including shifting towards working groups, opening membership restrictions to increase participation, and a name change made official in 2021, from the previous name Aspiring White Allies.
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This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GG-00733-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice