Determining Action and Strategy

Some of the most meaningful activism starts at the neighborhood, community, and city level. This section provides examples of racial equity work taken on by municipalities including Seattle, Ferguson, Portland, and Boston, and shares how residents work for racial equity in health, education, and jobs at the local level.

In the Change Process section, you can find resources describing several levels and types of change, including individual transformation, leadership, internal organizational change, community change, and movement building. To prepare for determining action and strategy, two sections with additional tools and examples are Organizational Assessme [...]

Action Plan Examples for Communities

Action Plan Examples for Issue Areas

Action Plan Practices

Developing Strategy



“Meetings on racial justice often resemble nothing so much as a bazaar filled with peddlers offering the all-purpose answer. The reality is that the problem has no single or simple solution … If there is one answer, it lies in recognizing how complex the issue has become and in not using that complexity as an excuse for inaction.”

~ Ellis Cose, Author, The Rage of a Privileged Class


Justice by Design – Antionette Carroll, TEDxHerndon

Also in this section:
  • Making the Case



Black Lives Matter


Institutional Racism

Movement Building


Racial Inequity

Racist Policies


Structural Racism

White Supremacy

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