Now more than ever, public outcry over the systematic racism and disparate treatment of marginalized communities has increased. Leaders in all sectors have denounced racist policies and practices, and pledged support for anti-racist engagement. Although these statements of support are laudable, often it is challenging to infuse diversity, equity and inclusion within current policy. Even more eilusive is how to develop a set of metrics to assess and measure anti-racist engagement and practices.
This Collaboratory Community Dialogue will explore how diversity, equity and inclusion intersects with community engagement to promote racial healing and positive change. Through this dialogue, we seek to gain feedback and insights that will inform the creation of an Anti-Racist Community Engagement Scorecard. The tool is designed to gather a holistic snapshot of practices and policies as they relate to anti-racist community engagement. Evidence-based and grounded in the belief that no single organization, program, or strategy will remedy our community’s inequities, the tool will be designed to gather data and insights that will be helpful as you develop community engagement programming.
The scorecard is not about right or wrong, rather it is about assessing current community engagement activities and building a plan, grounded in your organization’s unique assets, commitments, and mission to infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into community engagement.
Participation in this Dialogue is for anyone — from novices to experienced practitioners — who want to work more effectively with community members and organizations.