Racial Equity Tools by Race Matters Institute - Resources
This four-part webinar series, led by Joanna Scott from Race Matters Institute, will cover a range of tools for understanding the history of racial inequity in homelessness, conducting a racial equity impact analysis, and developing strategies to advance racial equity in your organization.
This page will host pre-reading assignments and resources shared during the webinar series. Webinar recordings will not be available, but all other materials, including slides, will be.
Except for the powerpoints, the RMI materials can be shared with appropriate citation. Please do not share the powerpoints.
Joanna Scott, Race Matters Institute | email@example.com
Please feel free to reach out to Joanna directly with any questions about the content and tools mentioned during this webinar series. Joanna has agreed to make herself available to webinar participants to answer questions about the tools.
Stephanie Chan, Funders Together to End Homelessness | firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar 1| Race Matters: Unpack Key Concepts to Advance Racial Equity
November 1, 2018 | 1:00-2:30 pm EST
This webinar will unpack the concepts that are most critical to advance racial equity within organizations. Participants of the 90-minute webinar will explore the distinctions between diversity, inclusion and equity; the different forms of racism; and how race, place and class influence desired community outcomes. These definitions and distinctions are essential for productive organizational engagement around issues of race and equity.
Webinar 2 | The Backstory Matters: Build a Backmap for an Operational Issue or Program Area
December 10, 2018 | 1:00-2:30 pm EST
This tool from the Race Matters Tool helps users identify and analyze the drivers of any given racial inequity by creating a visual “backmap”. Participants are encouraged to connect the drivers identified by the tool’s application to their existing partner networks and grantmaking strategies. This 90-minute session will also include ideas and concrete solutions for participants to go deeper within their own work and explore where their organization can do more intentional race equity work.
Webinar 3 | Decision-making Matters: A Deeper Application of the Racial Equity Impact Analysis Tool
January 24, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 pm EST
This tool from the Race Matters Toolkit consists of five questions that can be asked regarding any policy, practice, protocol, strategy, or decision, either existing or proposed. The intent of the tool is to test ideas to determine if there is a disparate impact by race. In this 90-minute session, participants dig deeper into the functionality of the tool and experience its capability to generate new solutions. The tool can be used immediately, with tasks residing on your desk no matter what kind of work you do.
- Pre-reading: The Power of a Racial Equity Impact Analysis
- Call for ideas: We'd love to use a real example to demonstrate this racial equity impact analysis tool. If there something that you are working on (a grant strategy, a policy, a decision, etc.) that you'd like to see this tool applied to, please share it here. Examples used during the webinar will be anonymous.
Webinar 4 | Get Your House in Order: Strategies to Advance Racial Equity Inside Your Organization
February 28, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 pm EST
This webinar will dig deeper into organizational practices that advance racial equity inside organizations. Participants in the 90-minute session are encouraged to analyze the internal structures and processes within their respective organizations. Whether you work in an organization that is white-led, in an organization led by people of color, or in community across racial groups, there are many nuanced leadership issues that can emerge depending one’s localized racial and political context.