In the wake of events like the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, the challenge to lead an asset-based, solutions-oriented, equity-centric narrative—with action by and with those on the front lines of addressing structural and systemic barriers in our communities—is urgent. We cannot stand behind or ignore fear-inducing statements and hateful actions; we must elevate a different narrative, and directly address inequities and overt injustice and discrimination.
Direct action, individually and collectively, is the only way we can overcome the suffocating tentacles of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and discrimination based on sexual orientation, religion, immigrant status, socio-economic status, language ability, and disabilities.
Equal Measure has heeded this call to action in several ways. As one of our core diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices, we seek to inspire new and inform current conversations about the role of DEI in the development and evaluation of philanthropic investments. We recently launched a communications campaign with two publications. This article series seeks to elevate the voices and actions of partners with whom we have worked. These partners are boldly addressing structural barriers to opportunity, making change happen, and improving individual and community outcomes.
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