According to Racial Equity Tools, racial equity is the condition where one’s racial identity no longer influences how one fares in society. This includes the creation of racially just policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, and the elimination of structures that reinforce differential experiences and outcomes by race. The Center for Social Inclusion further defines racial equity as both an outcome and a process. As an outcome, we achieve racial equity when race no longer determines one’s socioeconomic outcomes; when everyone has what they need to thrive, no matter where they live. As a process, we apply racial equity when those most impacted by structural racial inequity are meaningfully involved in the creation and implementation of the institutional policies and practices that impact their lives.
What does the All In community mean when we talk about racial equity? How does racial equity and inclusion show up in multi-sector community collaboration and data sharing work? This session, led by Shavon Arline-Bradley, Founding Principal of R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions, LLC, will lead a training that will help guide participants toward understanding what racial equity is and help them feel more confident to take a next step and act in their professional capacities to address racial equity.
Session objectives include:
- Participants will learn strategies to engage community members/people experiencing racial inequities in the design of community collaborations, data systems, and data-driven programs and policies.
- Participants will listen and reflect on a case study presented to examine how data ownership and power dynamics between organizations and community members can shape the design of initiatives to be centered in equity principles.
- Participants will identify how their personal and organizational beliefs and practices can support them in taking a step to address racial equity.