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We the People: Practicing Belonging in a Period of Deep Anxiety

This 2017 presentation from john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, seeks to answer one powerful question: How do we think about, talk about, and give birth to a world where we all belong?

Advancing Racial Equity in Communities: Lessons for Philanthropy

Read about the experiences from five communities on how they have began to address racial inequities and show how philanthropy can encourage and support community members and leaders in this process.

People of Color Will be a Majority of the American Working Class in 2032: What This Means for the Effort to Grow Wages and Reduce inequality

In this report, the author approximates the timing of the working class’s transition to majority-minority based on historical trends in educational attainment and long-term labor force projections by race, ethnicity, gender, and age cohort. I also discuss important economic, social, and political implications of the demographic makeup of this new working class.

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Narrative Change

A guide that contains recommended pre-readings on the topic of Narrative Change for those looking to make positive social change in their communities.

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

This book can be used to jump start a serious discussion about the strengths of African American children and families, and the ways in which they can best be supported as they reach for the American dream.

Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective

This new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project takes an intergenerational perspective on racial disparities, focusing on dynamics of income across generations Census data linking parents and children covering nearly the entire U.S. population from 1989-2015.

The Culture of Money: The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Color on the Implementation of Asset-Building Strategies

This report will attempt to provide a new lens for understanding the cultural, historic, and economic factors that impact consumer choice in target communities of
color. The key message highlighted throughout this paper is that for financial education efforts to be effective, they must be linked to changes in the economic and financial service context of low-income communities of color.

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

This toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Training of this kind can serve as the first of several workshops to provide historical context around the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege, or to help build greater self-awareness.

Racial Equity Policy Design and Advocacy: A Primer

This primer is a companion resource to a state policy “blueprint” which recommends select policies with the potential to address growing racial wealth and economic inequality.

Race Matters: How to Talk Effectively About Race

In a nutshell, to engage in an effective conversation about race, Dr Hardy recommends adequate preparation plus taking on a few tasks which vary according to whether your role is that of privilege or subjugator.

Generation Work: Equipping Young People With In-Demand Employment Skills And Credentials

Called Generation Work, this initiative explores new ways of connecting young people — particularly youth of color — with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in today’s job market.

Leadership and Race How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

This publication, produced through a partnership of those in the racial justice and leadership development fields, explores the ways in which our current thinking about leadership may contribute to producing and maintaining racialized dynamics, and identifies a set of core competencies associated with racial justice leadership.

Structural Barriers to Racial Equity in Pittsburgh: Expanding Economic Opportunity for African American Men and Boys

This report summarizes findings from statistical analysis, focus groups, and individual interviews with stakeholders and African American men in Pittsburgh.


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