32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Putting the EQ in Equity: How a White Supremacy Culture Is Hijacking Your Organizational Intentions

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S1-J
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: 200E
Level: Intermediate
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.

Learning Outcomes
  • 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

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