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MC MaL | Social Justice & Racial Analysis Resources

This March, EPIP is highlighting the Measuring a Leader Social Justice and Racial Analysis Skills.

diversitySocial change leaders:

  • Embrace diversity based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age
  • Understand the historical origins of long-standing structural problems
  • Ensure equitable and just outcomes for all people

And can be demonstrated by…

  • Engaging in community-based organizations through volunteerism
  • Blogging or leading presentations on social justice topics
  • Speaking comfortably about issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age
  • Highlighting a list of publications on social justice topics

Here are a few resources that can help strengthen your Social Justice and Racial Analysis skills. What are some of your favorite tools and resources? How would you describe what Social Justice and Racial Analysis skills look like? Share them in the comments section!


Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 2.33.02 PMEPIP Members and Chapters Demonstrating These Skills

  • As part of its recent strategic plan, EPIP-San Diego committed to increased social justice programming in its local chapter. For example, it hosted a learning session on local civic engagement and social/environmental justice community organizing efforts.
  • Hayley Roberts of EPIP-NY wrote a post on implicit bias and how it affects our perception of others, even despite our best intentions.
  • EPIP-Minnesota member Alfonso Wenker facilitated EPIP’s 2014 People of Color Network Gathering. Through interactive sessions, participants shared stories about their personal journeys into racial awareness and social justice, and learned practical strategies for talking about race, power, and inclusion.

EPIP Wednesday Webinars

  • EPIP recently partnered with New York-based activists to host a webinar on sustaining the movement for police accountability and racial justice.
  • Using a Gender Lens to Enhance Outcomes and Drive Innovation presented best practices and lessons learned from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
  • Through the lens of the Foundation Center’s landmark report, “Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement” this EPIP webinar explored capacity-building and systems-change strategies.
  • In The Power of Convergence: Advancing Equity Through Policy and Philanthropy, EPIP’s Advisory Board Chair Jasmine N. Hall Ratliff and PolicyLink’s Amanda Maria Navarro talked about collective impact, advocacy, and equity.
  • This webinar featured Riki Wilchins of TrueChild, who shared about her previous work in LGBT rights and gender identity, and how that led into her current work in gender transformative philanthropy, which connects racial justice and gender justice.

Books and Articles

Toolkits and Other Resources


EPIP Leaders Talk About Social Justice and Racial Analysis

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