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Institutional Equity I: Shift Your Outcomes By Shifting Your Systems

  • Humboldt Gardens Community Room 5033 North Vancouver Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Your workplace is full of good intentions about racial and social justice, but your outcomes don’t tell that story. Sound familiar? This is the story of all too many of our organizations.

The focus of this institutional equity series is to help you see the choices you and your organization make and learn how to foster and engage an applied equity analysis to align your outcomes with your intentions.

Together, we will:

  • Examine the difference between equity and equality

  • Introduce our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to your outcomes

  • Apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you can take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes


While the concepts are applicable to interrupting multiple systemic oppressions, this training will focus on racial equity rooted in contemporary and historical analysis of anti-Blackness, intersectionality, and systems of white supremacy.