National Cultural Advisor (Application due on February 28)
Creative Reaction Lab is currently recruiting individuals to become a national cultural advisor (and other volunteer board roles). If you’re interested in joining for movement the racial and health equity, consider this amazing role!
Submit your volunteer board interest application by February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
ABOUT CREATIVE REACTION LAB:
Creative Reaction Lab educates, trains, and challenges Black and Latinx youth to become leaders designing healthy and racially equitable communities. CRXLAB is creating a youth-led, community-centered movement and professional pipeline challenging racial and health inequities in the education, media, health, and government sectors. Through real-world project-based educational programs, Black and Latinx youth apply a health, racial equity, and design lens to community challenges impacting the life expectancy of both races (e.g. gun violence, food access, etc.). Striving to change the way people address systemic oppression, CRXLAB has pioneered a social justice form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (ECCD) to be the curricular foundation of our work. ECCD is based on equity, humility-building, integrating history and healing practices, addressing power dynamics, and co-creating with the community. The underlying foundation of CRXLAB’s work is that since systems of oppression, inequalities, and inequities are by design, then they can be redesigned. CRXLAB is training and deploying Black and Latinx youth to become a new type of civic leader called Equity Designers. Ultimately, CRXLAB’s work is striving to create a world that embraces the humanity, rights, and power of Black and Latinx people.
Note: Creative Reaction Lab believes that being youth-led, community-centered should extend into the content producers for the organization. High school (15+) and college-aged students (18+) are extremely encouraged to also apply for a national cultural advisor role.
CULTURAL ADVISOR DUTIES:
With our focus on addressing the inequities and injustices of the Black and Latinx communities, we believe that representation and expertise matters. To stay abreast of current injustices within these communities, while continually building our competencies of current and historical policies and programs disproportionately impacting these communities of color, we are reliant on individuals with extensive knowledge (through education or experience) to guide us.
As a Cultural Advisor, your duties and responsibilities include:
Providing access to academic research and/or real-world anecdotes regarding injustices and inequities impacting the Black and Latinx communities (If you deem the research important, we will too)
Reviewing and editing our visual content and publications for cultural accuracy and sensitivity
Submitting articles and/or videos for CRXLAB's Equal Space: Online Publication
Representing CRXLAB to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Ensuring CRXLAB’s commitment to a cultural advisory board that reflects the communities CRXLAB serves
Other duties based on interest
CRXLAB’s Cultural Advisors are not required to provide a financial contribution to CRXLAB. However, Cultural Advisors capable of providing financial support to CRXLAB should consider the organization a philanthropic priority.
CRXLAB’s Cultural Advisors will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment based on availability, interest, and need. At minimum, Cultural Advisors will virtually communicate with the CRXLAB staff monthly (via survey, email, Zoom chat, etc.). Type of communication to be determined.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CRXLAB’s mission. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Extensive knowledge in Black and/or Latinx culture and history (whether through research, academics, and/or lived experiences)
Ability to speak to the cause and effects of racial and health inequities within Black and Latinx communities
Media savvy with the desire to produce content through articles, podcasts, videos, visual illustration, infographics, etc.
A commitment to and understanding of CRXLAB’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of CRXLAB’s beneficiaries
Align with CRXLAB’s values of being intentional & impactful, centering equity, focused on adaptability, displaying humility, amplifying community leadership, growing awareness to action, and shifting power.
Service as a CRXLAB Cultural Advisor is without remuneration.