Community of Practice

“In a nutshell, communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly,” writes Etienne Wenger, who describes these communities as “people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor.”

Sometimes, since funding is competitive, groups are protective of sharing information or even giving feedback to each other. In the article “Communities of Practice: A Process for Evaluating Racial Justice Work?,” Maggie Potapchuk shares: “To effectively create deep systemic change, it’s critical to know how other organizations are contributing to the change process and analyzing [...]





“The more people who co-create the future, the more people whose concerns will be addressed from the foundational level in this world. Meaningful collaboration both relies on and deepens relationship – the stronger the bond between the people or groups in collaboration, the more possibility you can hold. ...
I find my best work has happened during my most challenging collaborations, because there are actual differences that are converging and creating more space, ways forward that serve more than one worldview.”

~ adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy


BUILDING THE WE: Healing Informed Governing for Racial Equity in Salinas – Race Forward

Also in this section:
  • Organizational Capacity Building

  • Resistance and Retrenchment

  • Resource Building



Caucusing (Affinity Groups)

Implicit Bias


Multicultural Competency


Racial Healing

Racial Reconciliation

Restorative Justice

White Supremacy Culture

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