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August 30, 2017

Institutional Equity: Shift Your Outcomes by Shifting Your Systems


Workshop Description

When you look at the outcomes of your work, are you advancing racial equity? Or are you replicating systems of racial injustice, despite your best intentions? In this workshop, we start by reviewing the difference between equity and equality. Then we introduce you to our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are seeing. You will have a chance to apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you could take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes.

About the Presenter(s)

Teri Pierson

A facilitator, trainer, and mediator with Resolutions Northwest and in private practice, Teri Pierson has been facilitating groups for over a dozen years and has trained on topics related to equity and inclusion for more than two decades. A white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is committed to stepping up to her own learning edges to become more effective at advancing racial and social justice.

Carlos Windham

Carlos Kareem Windham has nearly twenty years professional experience training, and advocating for social justice, racial equity, and community empowerment. Carlos’ extensive community work for global justice is deeply informed by his sensibilities and understanding of power dynamics at the intersection of race, class and gender.



1) Equity Checks

2) Equity Sun Framework and Worksheet

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