Organizational Change Process

“There is no formula for how to align an organization’s commitment to racial justice with its policies, practices, culture, and ethos. Doing this work organizationally is also about building internal will. … It is about taking risks in word and deed. It is about working with integrity and being accountable to people and communities most impacted by structural racism” (Operationalizing Racial Justice in Non-Profit Organizations). Internal operations need to be aligned with an organization’s commitment and values for legitimacy and credibility with the community it works in and with its partners. To the degree that white dominant culture is embedded in an organization, exposing how it permeates practices and operations provides an opportunity to co-create a culture grounded in liberation and racial equity.

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Addressing White Dominant Culture

Information on Specific Sectors

Internal Strategies

Policies and Practices

Racial Equity Impact Questions and Process

Resources

Tools and Toolkits

Understanding the Change Process

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“To love is transformational … To translate this to others … requires our whole hearts, minds, actions, and accountable systems. All of this is a profound act of resistance and culture shift. We are swimming upstream against the normative practice of checking off our to-do lists. … Love, when fused with power, is our tool for justice, freedom, and liberation. … Our very survival is wrapped in love and power. Our work is amphibious, living in the both/and, beyond the shores of the binary, colonized world of separation and othering.”

~ Shiree Teng and Sammy Nuñez, Measuring Love in the Journey for Justice

SPOTLIGHT

DE&I Assessment at SAGE – Equity in the Center

Also in this section:
  • Addressing Trauma and Healing

  • Caucus and Affinity Groups

  • Community Organizing

  • Hate Crimes Prevention and Response

  • Narrative Change

  • Training and Popular Education

  • Advocacy

  • Community Building

  • Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice

  • Leadership Development

  • Policy and Legislative Change

  • Youth Activism and Intergenerational Work

  • Arts and Culture

  • Community Engagement

  • Dialogue and Deliberation

  • Multicultural Competency

  • Racial Reconciliation

GLOSSARY

Anti-Racist

Caucusing (Affinity Groups)

Implicit Bias

Microaggression

Multicultural Competency

Power

Racial Healing

Racial Reconciliation

Restorative Justice

White Supremacy Culture

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