Identifying Opportunities and Challenges
Groups doing racial equity or similar work often see their work as of highest priority, failing to recognize that each community or organization has its own agenda, concerns, interests and priorities. In speaking about “flow,” Barbara Major notes, “You will never have a successful project if you don’t have a successful process. The community’s world revolves around process and not just a project. Projects come and go, but for us, life is always a process” (Flipping the Script page 72).
The process of collecting and sharing information can be a useful organizing activity. The information that is learned about current racial disproportionality in key institutional areas (educational attainment, home ownership, income, etc.) can be used as a wake-up call. Doing a power analysis that looks at how money, influence [...]
“If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.”
~ Congressman John Lewis
Standing at the Gates of Hope – Health Equity Advocacy Summit
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