The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers and community/institutional organizers who have devoted themselves to the work of understanding disparities and disproportionality in order to create racially equitable organizations and systems. In our contemporary society, the impact of race shapes the outcomes of all institutions. The trainers and organizers of the Institute help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity. We provide the individuals and organizations with whom we work:

  • an analysis of racism and its cultural and historical roots
  • assistance in accessing their organization to determine its progress on the journey to become racially equitable
  • assistance in creating structures to hold the efforts towards racial equity
  • assistance in developing an anti-racist vision and plan for change
  • coaching for traditional and emerging leadership in the principles and practices of racial equity

The trainers and organizers of the Institute have a combined 50 years of experience in community organizing and anti-racist training. We work from a movement approach to organizational transformation, recognizing the interconnectedness of all institutions and, therefore, the organizations that compose them. This principle centered approach relies on collective wisdom, returning power to communities served, reflection and evaluation.