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How to Use a Racial Equity Toolkit for Decision making in a Predominantly White Organization

by Wendy Gordon, LM, CPM, MPH
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1.5 CERP, 1.5 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: MANA 2017

This session is geared primarily toward leaders in predominantly white midwifery organizations. Decisions are often made by white leadership without being aware of the white-dominant context of those decisions. Incorporation of a racial equity toolkit can help to create an intentional pause in the decision making process to consider all policies, initiatives, and actions with a racial equity lens. Racial equity impact analyses have been used in recent years by various governmental agencies in the United States and abroad with positive results, and emerging literature indicates that nonprofit organizations are having similarly positive results. This session proposes a stepwise framework for predominantly white midwifery organizations to incorporate a racial equity toolkit. Examples of the components of a midwifery-specific racial equity toolkit are included.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will identify at least 3 ways in which unintended impacts can occur in a predominantly white organization’s decision-making;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe how other organizations/ agencies have utilized racial equity impact assessments;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to articulate how a racial equity impact assessment can help to mitigate unintended impacts;

Objective 4: Participants will have an opportunity to begin to develop a framework for the creation of a racial equity impact assessment toolkit that is specific to their own organization.

Categories: Midwifery