In nearly two decades working as a white woman in North Minneapolis, I’ve experienced success and failure—and learned from both.
By ‘standing in the gap’ of America’s fractured racial past that lives on as disparities in employment, education, and health, I’ve gained insight into the system (policies, programs) and person (culture, relationship) barriers. I’m currently completing a Masters in Public Affairs at the Humphrey School with a focus on person-centered, racially equitable organizational development. I’m continually learning from new experiences to develop methods and tools that have real-world applications that answer these and other questions:
There are many existing tools and bodies of work to support the path of trying to change your system from the inside out. Here are resources I’ve found beneficial and recommend any organization utilize to inform their work:
Awake to Woke to Work: Creating a Race Equity culture – Equity in the Center
Pushback happens in pushing race equity work in systems
Northside Achievement Zone: Building Evidence for Success, At Scale – Center for the Study of Social Policy
Anti-Racist Results Based Accountability method – See how leaders are pushing the current state to for racially equitable abundance to emerge