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Shared Agreements for Meeting Etiquette

Creating Systems Change

“Everybody has bad days, but as much as possible, you can keep in mind that there is no such [thing] as a parent who isn’t trying as hard as they can right now with what they have available to them.” - Lived Experience Leader

People most impacted by systems are often not heard in the decisions that shape the system. We wanted to change that. To do that, we had to start with our own coalition. We wanted people to share openly with one another and actually be heard. We wanted all people at the table, even on “bad days”, to be supported and heard. To do that, we needed to agree on how to interact with one another. The Coalition finalized our first set of agreements in January 2017.

Below is the most recent version of our shared agreements.