Hi y’all! Earlier this week my ride or die (aka work wife) Ericka Hines and her colleagues at Equity in the Center and ProInspire released a guidebook they’ve spent close to two years developing. It’s called Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture and you can download it for free by clicking on that link. They did a ton of research to ascertain the process that organizations go through on their way to creating a Race Equity Culture –which they describe as one that is, “focused on proactive counteraction of race inequities inside and outside of an organization. It’s the antithesis of dominant culture, which promotes assimilation over integration and dismisses opportunities to create a more inclusive, equitable environment.” What they found was that organizations go through a cycle of change (the Race Equity Cycle) as they transform from a white dominant culture to a Race Equity Culture and their work progresses through three stages: awake, woke, work. This resource is full of examples of what each stage looks like, actionable advice on how to implement and operationalize, and the questions you need to ask to get started or push this work further in your organization. It really is invaluable. This is the type of thinking and analysis that’s needed to create organizational and systems level change. I want to share my gratitude for all the folks who worked to bring this resource to us! Grab yourself a copy and share it far and wide! Let’s get free!
GET EXCITED: Introducing the Race Equity Cycle