Create a Comprehensive Equity Strategy - Shared screen with speaker view
Christopher RussellBestSelf Behavioral Health WNYBringing better services all around
Lyndsay, Milwaukee Recreation, Wisconsin. We want a sustainable plan..We just submitted a draft to our higher ups:)
Pam Steurer, Delaware City Schools, Delaware, Ohio
Kellie Cruz, Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, DE. A place where all can bring their complete self and be welcomed.
Caroline Conzatti, Community Boating Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Ebony Grace, NJSACC, NJ. Intentionality.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin MPS CLC
I would like for equity to consciously be a part of everything we do.
Cara Sargent, Central Vermont Supervisory Union Afterschool Program. Staff members being advocates for equity.
Lindsey Arnautovic, South Carolina - tangible processes and procedures to implement a strategy that will create real change
Melanie Claxton, Pennsylvania. A sustainable plan that becomes a basis for our approach to work with students and families.
Deana jo Booker
Deana jo Booker, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. Florida - Having racial equity as a clear integrated component of our organizations work internally and externally.
Beth-marie Kurtz, Milwaukee Public Schools - Milwaukee Recreation, Milwaukee, WI. The start of a sustainable DEI policy and we can build on to shift our overall culture.
Anita Winkis, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Florida equity practices become the norm
Andrew Katz, Albany JCC in Albany, NY
NAA - Megan
for those just joining, please provide Name, Organization, State, one outcome that you would like to come out of creating a comprehensive equity strategy.
Pedro Bustamante,Saint Paul MN, Advocate for equity
Elizabeth Linthicum, Hampton School Age Program, HamptyVA
Danielle Martinez, Larkin Street Youth Services, SF, CA. We have diversity in our organization, however I want to see equity, inclusion, and justice for youth and staff to be centered.
Bonnie Owens, Promise South Salt Lake, Utah
Brad Lademann, Missouri Afterschool Network, Columbia, Missouri
Derek Flake-Dept. of Social Services, Prince George's County Maryland
Deana jo Booker
It is people created and sustained.
It can be positively or negatively impacted by personal beliefs and biases.
I wonder if we sometimes get into trouble when we say shared - it can create a lack of diversity if everyone has the exact same ideologies and ways of thought
How can upper management help with that transparency when it is necessary to filter information? I think it causes mistrust when everything isn't shared however, not EVERYTHING can be shared...
How do you address leadership that is unwilling to learn and grow?
Thanks to my group for the fantastic discussion!
wonderful and appreciate-being able to share but so short
Fong Marcolongo (Be the Change Consulting)
I wanted to express my appreciation to my breakout group for truly listening, bearing witness, and sharing what’s working for your orgs. It gives me hope, which is rejuvenating.
we sort of accidentally did a year-end summary of our equity council efforts this year. We did a presentation for some key stakeholders. Having done that, I think it is a practice I will keep up because it will help institutionalize our efforts and history
Deana jo Booker
Danielle. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
Thank you so much. This has been a wonderful series.
Allow the process to take time -- without losing the urgency of the work.
A framework to start from!
That we have a lot of work to do, but it is important & needs to be done regardless of the roadblocks that may occur along the way
Question: If we wanted to continue this work, does one of the NAA PLC groups build on any of these concepts?
This takes a lot of time and commitment from everyone. It takes everyone! Be patient, do the hard work, and keep at it.
Deana jo Booker
These sessions have given me such hope for the future. The biggest take away is do not give up.
Some bits are easier than others- take your victories where you can
It's a lot of hard worth, but possible and so very worth it.
Mel Feltmate (she/hers)
there is no end goal - it's a constant process
It's a lot of work, but we can do it!
Thank you this has been great. Making sure everyone is doing their part
I really appreciate all of the tools and resources provided that will enhance and expand our current efforts. My biggest takeaway is that you have to be intentional about not letting it fall off the radar with all the other work we are doing
That the work is complex, and that this work is a marathon, not a sprint.
It must truly be comprehensive - not just a DEI PD one and done, not just in HR with metrics on numbers. It’s about culture and policies and takes ALL stakeholders to have respected voice
Be intentional and strategic as well be patient on the journey
get more skills on moving forward
Nikki Roe Cropp (she/her)
Thank you, Jimena!
To continue striving and working for the future generations of leaders. thank you
Thank you this has been great! I would love to see it again in the future to share with more of my staff. Really well done!
Great point, Kwamara!