About Us

Welcome to the new Racial Equity Tools website!

We want to express our appreciation to the many people who worked to relaunch Racial Equity Tools, which includes the merger of three sites, www.racialequitytools.org, www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org and www.racialequitylearning.org. 

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

We welcome your feedback and contributions to site resources, and hope that you will subscribe to site updates and become connected with fellow users on our Facebook page.

Sally Leiderman - CAPD, Maggie Potapchuk - MP Associates, & Shakti Butler - World Trust

Our Partners

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Center for Assessment and Policy Development

CAPD's mission is to help community groups, organizations, governments and foundations craft and execute thoughtful responses to pressing social issues. The central theme of our work is positive social change. One of our goals is to help those we work with strengthen their ability to make important and lasting change.

Founded in 1988, our organization’s work is national in scope and includes research and evaluation, strategic planning, and policy analysis. We help groups combine stories and numbers to plan, track and document their successes and challenges, and to learn from their experiences. We do all of our work with a lens that acknowledges white privilege and structural racism as fundamental forces in how conditions came to be as they are, and in how we approach social change and evaluation of social change efforts. Major areas of CAPD's work include:

  • Leadership development
  • Community change initiatives
  • Social justice and anti-racism initiatives
  • Systems change
  • Children and families

Contact Sally Leiderman, President  - www.capd.org

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MP Associates

Maggie Potapchuk is the founder of MP Associates, a national consulting firm dedicated to building the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to address structural racism and better understand privilege issues for building a just and inclusive society. Her work includes building the capacity of organizations to achieve racial equity, working with whites on white privilege through facilitating caucuses and developing curricula, partnering with communities on their racial equity initiatives, and working on efforts to build communities of practice among racial equity practitioners and activists.

For the past ten years, MP Associates has worked with partners to provide support, skills, and resources to help individuals, groups or communities sustain their work and share their lessons and skills with others so we collectively can achieve racial equity. MP Associates’ clients have included: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Family, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Everyday Democracy, W.C. Graustein Memorial Fund, Impact Silver Spring, Interaction Institute for Social Change, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Contact Maggie Potapchuk, President - www.mpassociates.us

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World Trust Educational Services

Thousands are talking about race with the help of World Trust. We produce documentary films, curricula and live events that are rooted in love and justice. Our programs use the powerful combination of film, dialogue and transformative learning to build capacities to challenge both the internal and external systems that reinforce racial oppression, and empower others to work effectively on behalf of systemic change. Each year some 10,000 people in institutions, communities and on campuses participate in our live film/dialogue workshops. Over 300 institutions have adopted our film Cracking the Codes: the System of Racial Inequity and accompanying Racial Equity Learning Modules (available on this site) for use in their equity efforts. Continual use of our films and curricula at hundreds of schools/universities, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and government institutions nationwide introduces thousands of new people to racial equity learning each year.

World Trust was founded by filmmaker and racial equity educator Shakti Butler, PhD. and is based in Oakland, CA.

Contact Shakti Butler and World Trust 

Inquire about workshops or presentations, purchase World Trust films and curricula, or learn more at world-trust.org


Acknowledgements

RACIAL EQUITY TOOLS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We want to express our appreciation to many people for their work to relaunch Racial Equity Tools, which includes the merger of three sites, www.racialequitytools.org, www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org and www.racialequitylearning.org. 

First and foremost, we appreciate the generosity of all the organizations and individuals who are sharing their tools and resources on this website. We hope you will visit their websites to see more of their work.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation invested in the idea to merge the three sites as part of creating a single more robust and accessible one. We appreciate their leadership and clear focus on achieving racial equity.

We also want to acknowledge publicly the enormous contributions of those who created the enhanced and merged site, including:

  • Lisa Abbott, Project Manager (World Trust)
  • Blake Paradis, Social Network Connector (World Trust)
  • Sam Stephens, Content and Tip Sheet Contributor (CAPD)
  • Stephanie Leiderman, Research Associate (CAPD)
  • Matthew Leiderman, Resource Coordinator (CAPD)
  • Celery Design Collaborative, Website Design

We also thank the people who helped create the original sites that were merged into this one. They provided ideas, content, technical support and/or reviewed the sites in development. Big thanks to:

  • Adrienne Henderson
  • Amy Malick
  • Anne Kubisch
  • April Grayson
  • Beth A. Broadway
  • Beverley Keefe
  • Blake Emerson
  • Brigette Rouson
  • Caressa Hamby
  • Carolyne Abdullah
  • Cathy Rion
  • Craig White
  • Donna Bivens
  • Elaine Gross
  • Elizabeth Williams-Riley
  • Gary Garb
  • Gaye Evans
  • Gita Gulati-Partee
  • Gretchen Susi
  • Gwendolyn Grant
  • Hedy Tripp
  • Ilana Shapiro
  • Jacquelyn Brown
  • Janet Gillespie
  • Jarrod Schwartz
  • Jeff Hitchcock
  • Jeff Stone
  • Joe Szakos
  • Julie Nelson
  • Kien Lee
  • Kimberly Roberson
  • Kohei Ishihara
  • Lauren Kucera
  • Laurie Bezold
  • Linda Bowen
  • Loudi Rivamonte
  • Makani Themba Nixon
  • Mariama White-Hammond
  • Mike Wenger
  • Paul Marcus
  • Peter Wilson
  • RaShonne Davis
  • Ruben Lizardo
  • Sharon Streater
  • Shenandoah Gale
  • Shirley Strong
  • Susan Batten
  • Taquiena Boston
  • Valerie Ohle
  • Walter Davis
  • Woullard Lett
  • Yoke Sim Gunaratne

We also thank organizations that provided funding and/or in-kind support of the original www.racialequitytools.org and of www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org:

  • The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • Project Change Anti-racism Initiative
  • Everyday Democracy (the Paul J.Aicher Foundation)
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity
  • Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

We remain very grateful to the four organizations that agreed to pilot the first of these sites -- www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org. Each provided candid feedback, shared their ideas and expectations for the website, helped create its framework, piloted tools and resources and served as our advisors along the way. We thank especially Elaine Gross at ERASE Racism on Long Island, New York; Frankie Blackburn and Ray Moreno of IMPACT Silver Spring in Maryland; Marisabel Villagomez, Doris Watkins, and Jill Weiler from Tellin’ Stories in Washington, D.C. and Barbara Heisler Williams and George Robinson of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race in New Jersey. 

 

Racial Equity Learning Modules Acknowledgements

The third program incorporated in this site is World Trust’s curriculum, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: Racial Equity Learning for Action. These racial equity learning modules were originally posted on racialequitylearning.org. World Trust would like to thank the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for funding the development of the first five modules, and the following individuals and institutions for creating and piloting them:

  • Colleen Butler, YWCA
  • Dia Penning
  • Ellen Morrison. Edgewood Center for Families
  • Enora Brown, DePaul University
  • Juan Wilson, North Lawndale Employment Network
  • Maggie Potapchuk
  • Maiya Holliday
  • Martha Barry, YWCA
  • Sally Leiderman
  • Shan McFadden, I Relate and Epworth Community Methodist Church
  • Tana Johnson
  • Terry Soto, North Lawndale Employment Network
  • Tilman Smith, Child Care Resources
  • Yolanda Ronquillo, PhD

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