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Resources By Issue - Racial Equity - Sorted by Date

Our intergenerational equity framework provides a definition and five principles needed for building intergenerational equity in your community work.
Making sure that all young people have equitable opportunities to do well in school and in life is key to the health of our communities and our whole democracy. This brief guide is designed to help...
This guide for brief 2-hour community discussions was developed by Everyday Democracy for 2019's Stand Against Racism Day.
There are many people who don’t realize that we have yet to achieve a society where everyone has equal opportunities, and that we’re still dealing with the affects slavery and Jim Crow. That’s why it...
Check out our newly released mini-guide that offers tips for evaluating community engagement. It is not meant to be fully prescriptive on evaluation but it is a practical, hands-on tool to help you...
Communities Creating Racial Equity, an Everyday Democracy initiative launched in 2007 helped us better understand the intersection of civic engagement using the Dialogue to Change process.
Key lessons we have learned about addressing racism in community initiatives
A six-session discussion guide to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.
A supplemental guide intended to give people with similar racial or ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to talk with each other about issues of racism in sessions preceding and following the regular...
This activity helps participants delve deeper in analyzing racism and start to learn how to use a structural racism lens. Many times, actions are focused on changing the personal beliefs without...
The goal of this activity is to illustrate the different experiences participants may have based on the color of their skin. It will help provoke thinking and dialogue about different experiences and...
This exercise is designed to help you have a conversation about how your community’s racial dynamics may be impacting your work as organizers. It will also help you to think about how to work...
This exercise is designed to help you have a conversation about how your community’s racial dynamics may be impacting your work as dialogue facilitators. It will also help you to think about how to...
This activity will help your group start thinking about how stereotypes affect how you think about each other and work together. This will give you an opportunity to explore how stereotypes affect...
Use this activity to start building relationships and get people comfortable talking about race and ethnicity.
As you approach a large community-change initiative, pay attention to racial dynamics. Consider the following examples. Talk about how you might prevent or correct these situations.
Sample Logic Model Worksheet for Racial Equity and Particular Issues
Following each dialogue session, facilitators should take some time to debrief and make sure they are working well together.
The resources in this document are for individuals, community leaders and groups, law enforcement officials and elected leaders who want to learn about, organize dialogue, and take action to address...
A list of external resources for creating racial equity.

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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.