This webinar will spotlight the work of CSAJ’s most recent demonstration site partners,* part of the Racial & Economic Equity for Survivors Project). Both Impact Sites are community based organizations addressing the cultural needs of survivors: Enlace Comunitario (Albuquerque, NM) and Oklahoma City Artists for Justice (Oklahoma City, OK). The purpose of working with the current Impact Sites is to mesh racial equity theory and practice and help amplify the organization’s equity approaches with the goal of providing supportive approaches and strategies to further embolden the organizations in analyzing and overcoming the systemic barriers their clients and communities struggle with.
The Impact Sites will share with the field their vision, purpose, passion, and context for their work, including lessons learned in systems advocacy for race equity. Impact Sites will also engage webinar attendees in dialogue about how to approach racial and economic inequity in their own contexts.
Participants will walk away with:
- An understanding and lessons from Enlace and OKC’s context and work.
- A summary of the ways the Sites have approached the work, including: (Enlace) Debiasing training, examining court follow-up data, partnership building; (OKC) healing circles and surveys, work in community and with Family Justice Center.
- Concrete ways to address racial bias and institutional barriers in your own community context
- Ideas on how to engage partners and build alliances to enhance race equity for survivors
*Since 2012, CSAJ has collaborated with demonstration sites to describe and lift-up cutting-edge projects and approaches, generate new ideas, and explore the factors that produce meaningful outcomes for survivors.
Juliann Salinas & Marta Pereira, Associate Directors of Enlace Communitario
Grace Franklin, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Oklahoma City Artists for Justice