Add Your Equity Tools
This toolkit is designed to share strategies for incorporating an equity lens into planning processes. If you have a case-study of how your organization was able to successful incorporate equity into a process, tools for how to bring an equity lens into your work, or other resources please add them to the toolkit. It’s easy, click here to learn how to add your resources!
Every planning process has “choice points” – those places where decisions made will either increase or decrease equity. But how does one identify those choice points? And, perhaps even more importantly, how does one use those choice points to turn equity from a value to action?
This toolkit is designed for groups who tackle complex problems and want to integrate an equity lens into the decisions they are making. It specifically looks at how groups can focus on decisions made at those choice points to increase equity.
There are many resources available designed to help build an understanding equity, the importance of engaging those affected by a problem, and why holding an equity value makes a difference in creating a meaningful change. This toolkit is not designed to summarize or replicate those resources, although it does provide many places to start. Rather, it is a straightforward set of tip sheets, checklists, and criteria for groups who are tackling complex problems can use during a planning process to transform an equity value into an equity decision and action.