Putting the EQ in Equity: How a White Supremacy Culture Is Hijacking Your Organizational Intentions
Day 2Session Code: S1-J
When: March 11, 2020
Track: Non Profit
Presenters: Adrienne Kimball, Rubicon Programs | Karen Cohen, Rubicon Programs
As an affirmative-action employer, Rubicon has been tracking diversity goals for years. In 2014, we crystallized our identity as a social justice organization and a dedicated combatant against generational poverty in the East Bay communities of California. This made our pursuit of equity and inclusion a higher priority and fueled our decision to focus on systemic and cumulative inequity—first in our organization, and then in the communities we serve.
Our workshop begins with a case study showing the path we’ve traveled and then provides a framework for others to model the equity they wish to see in their own organizations.
- Recognize how shared language and understanding accelerate buy-in and increase confidence and competence
- Discern a powerful link between equity and skilled contemporary leadership
- Craft a checklist of tasks needed to show how dominant culture impacts decisions, and find entry points for change