First ReflectionA NEW LEADERSHI PGiven how race-related inequities harm ourcollective future and especially hindercommunities’ of color life chances/opportunity,what kind of new leadership do we need for thenext several decades?
Second ReflectionA NEW LEADERSHI P DEVELOPMENTGiven the new leadership we need, what kindnew leadership development do we need toshape leadership for equity?
Coming Out the DarkParadigm Shift
Key TermsHealth Disparities - Differences in the incidence and prevalence ofhealth conditions and health status between groups, based onRace/ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation,Gender, Disability status, geographic location and/orcombinations of these factors).Health Inequities - Systematic and unjust distribution of social,economic, and environmental conditions needed for health like: Access to resources (e.g., grocery stores, car seats),Access to healthcare Employment/Income; Education Housing; Transportation; Positive social status/freedomfrom discrimination
Shine a Light!Equity Basics - Four Big IdeasEquity Basics - Five Strategy Elements
Key TermsEquity - creating opportunities for ALL community members tofulfill their potential without the barriers or burdens that arisefrom a particular socio-economic position or other sociallydetermined material circumstances.Social Equity - The fair, just and equitable management of allinstitutions and systems serving the public directly (or bycontract), and the fair, just and equitable distribution of publicresources, benefits and services, the implementation of publicpolicy, and the commitment to promote fairness, justice andequity in the formation and execution of public policy. (NAPASocial Equity Panel 2000).
Equity BasicsFOUR BIG IDEAS1. Procedural Fairness: Equity is about providing due process,equal protection and equal rights to all persons regardlessof their personal characteristics (i.e. race/ethnicitiy, gender,beliefs, sexual-orientation).2. Distribution & Access to public/societal resources, benefitsand services.
Equity BasicsFOUR BIG IDEAS3. Quality – Equity is also about assuring there isconsistency in the quality of benefits and servicesdelivered to all groups of people.4. Outcomes – Equity seeks to achieve equal level ofoutcomes accomplishment in social and economicconditions for all individuals and seeks to eliminatedifferences in outcomes in key life chances for allgroups (ie. education, health, employment, etc.).
Equity BasicsFIVE STRATEGY ELEMENTS1. Addresses Disparity, Disproportionality: Who’ s Affected –Real People in Real Places2. Acknowledges that solutions must be Structural, Systemicand Psycho-Cultural: Imagine the IceBerg: Equityacknowledges & amends systems, structures and takessocial conditions and psychological and culturalinfluences so that neighborhood-level opportunitystructures are enriched.3. Disrupts, Dismantles and Creates – equity strategiescombines short term disruptive innovations with longerterm creation of equitable/effective systems &structures.
Equity BasicsFIVE STRATEGY ELEMENTS4. Require explicit analysis around structural racism, povertyand power arangements as well as the development ofEmpathic Cross-Race, Cross-Class Allies who work insolidarity with communities to help them securenecessary investment, and also regain their communityself-determination.5. Anchored in deeply democratic participation of the mostaffected individuals having access to governancestructures, participatory decision-making and power-buildingand sharing opportunities.