Leadership for Racial Equity

Many efforts to promote racial equity include supporting leadership as one of their change processes. These include practices that help individuals and groups build confidence and capacity to address some of the core competencies of leadership for racial equity. These practices may include: deep understanding of racism and privilege, ways of talking about (Framing and Messaging) core concepts and opportunities to promote racial equity in ways that can be heard by various audiences, helping others align their values and behaviors as a way of promoting personal transformation that leads to action, among many others. Many individuals and groups also take risks and use their personal and organizational power and influence to promote important changes – stepping up as individual or collective leaders in racial equity work. At the same time, as noted in <a href="ht [...]

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Resources and Tips


“When I dare to be powerful to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

~ Audre Lorde, Author, Poet and Activist


Racial Equity Webinar Series: The Role of Leadership in Advancing Equity – Elissa Sloan Perry, United States Breastfeeding Committee

Also in this section:
  • Individual Transformation

  • Community Change

  • Networks, Alliances, and Coalitions

  • Accountability

  • Organization Change

  • Movement Building



Black Lives Matter


Institutional Racism

Movement Building


Racial Inequity

Racist Policies


Structural Racism

White Supremacy

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