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This section presents 18 Strategies relevant to racial equity work (for example, policy and legislative change, community engagement, arts and culture). Resources in each Strategy area range from conceptual framework to practices, examples, key sites, and tools. There is a section on Communication for working with the press, developing strategic messaging, and optimizing social media, as well as acknowledging and addressing implicit bias.  Finally, it is important also to Sustain racial equity work, so there are resources on building organizational capacity, creating a community of practice, addressing resistance and retrenchment, and garnering resources to actualize the racial equity plan.


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Racial justice organizations use a variety of strategies to end structural racism and advance social change. Given how entrenched structural racism is in the U.S., the decision on what strategy to deploy is often a matter of audience, goal, and outcome.


This section includes information on 18 different strategies, for example using the arts, advocacy, community organizing, and policy change, plus relevant frameworks, evaluation tools and reports, and, where appropriate, a link to key organizations and sites for more information. For further insights and ideas about channeling strategies into a plan of action, please refer to the section on Informing the Plan.

Strategic communications are essential to advancing racial justice. Communicating using a racial justice analysis pushes us to talk about the root of why disparities exist, not merely point out the differences.


Resources here help with: creating frames and messages, working with the media, using social media, and acknowledging and addressing implicit bias.

Working toward a just and equitable society requires a long-term and sustained effort. It takes time to bring people on board, agree on a plan, and put it into action. Innovating and experimenting is a critical part of the change process too. In addition, even if the strategies are implemented very well, there still might not be sufficient progress towards the racial equity goals.


This section provides resources and tips to sustain the work through developing a community of practice and action, addressing resistance and retrenchment, continuing to identify different ways to do resource building to contribute to the change process, and developing organizational capacity and aligning practices, such as governance and decision making, with an organization’s racial equity values.

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SPOTLIGHT

Under the Blacklight: Where Do We Go From Here - Chaos or Community? | African American Policy Forum. Panelists: Alicia Garza, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Janine Jackson, Rep. Barbara Lee, Kate Manne, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kirsten West Savali, Emery Wright. Hosted by: Kimberlé Crenshaw

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