Tackling racial inequalities head on is critical to dramatically improving results for low-income people. Our webinar explored applying a racial equity lens to community engagement and collective impact work.
This webinar was part of Living Cities’ Community Engagement in Collective Impact E-course, but was open to those not taking the full course as well.
How do you apply a racial equity lens to working with communities in collective impact?
Tackling racial inequalities head on is critical to dramatically improving results for low-income people. As a starting point, equitable collaboration with people of color is critical to ensure that social change efforts are informed by the lived experience of the communities they seek to benefit. Our webinar explored this aspect of applying a racial equity lens to collective impact work: how to ensure that community residents influence the design and direction of collective impact initiatives. While advancing racial equity will take more than just bringing community members to the collective impact table, it’s an important step toward achieving dramatically better results for low-income people, especially people of color.
Junious Williams, CEO of Urban Strategies Council
Dr. Frank Mirabal, Director of Collective Impact, Office of Mayor Richard Berry, City of Albuquerque
Kirsten Wysen, Initiative Director, Public Health-Seattle & King County
Nia Baucke, Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Strive Partnership
Additional Related Resources
- Head, Heart & Hands: A Framework for Taking Action on Racial Equity blog from Living Cities
- Data Driven Equity Model from Urban Strategies
- Culturally-Focused Manhood Development from Urban Strategies
- Boys and Men of Color from Urban Strategies
- Targeted Universalism paper from Berkeley Law
- StrivePartnership’s 2014-15 Report
- The Business Case for Racial Equity report from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Best Practices and Feasibility Assessment: Limited English Proficient and Marginalized Community Network report from King County and Equity Matters