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Racial Equity – Community Action Partnership

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

The Community Action Partnership is part of a coalition of more than 100 organizations partnering on a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation enterprise supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  Launched in January 2016, the TRHT enterprise will empower communities to embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in the hierarchy of human value.

The coalition seeks to move the nation beyond dialogues about race and ethnicity to unearthing historic and contemporary patterns that are barriers to success, healing those wounds and creating opportunities for all children – access the full coalition announcement.

The TRHT enterprise is led by Dr. Gail C. Christopher, TRHT Vice President and Senior Advisor to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  Dr. Christopher was the keynote speaker at the Partnership's 2016 Annual Convention and this presentation summarizes her message to the Community Action Network.

Community Action Supports the National Day of Racial Healing
On Tuesday, January 17, the Partnership was honored to take part in the first annual National Day of Racial Healing.  As a part of our work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation initiative, Community Action Partnership joined over 130 other organizations who took part in the day’s events.  Our various pictures, comments, and social media comments were also featured in the official recap of the event - even our CEO Denise Harlow shared her thoughts on the event – view video.

Racial Equity Resources

As the Community Action Network aims to effectively eradicate the causes and conditions of poverty, we understand that racial inequity rests at the intersection of multiple barriers that impede access to economic security for children, families and communities.  The Partnership is pleased to offer new tools and resources to strengthen the Network's capacity to analyze the intersection of race and poverty in the lives of the entire community.

Racial Equity National Webinar Mini-Seriess

Understanding Racial Bias and Its Impact
December 19, 2016: RecordingPresentation slides

Families of Color in the Quest to Build Wealth – A Special Report from CFED
January 18, 2017: RecordingPresentation slides

Implicit Racial Bias – Understanding and Overcoming Our Unconscious Behavior
February 15, 2017: RecordingPresentation slides

The Veiled and Cumulative Pipeline of Persistent and Interconnected Institutional Racism
February 22, 2017: RecordingPresentation slides

Racial Equity Presentations and Resources

Racial Equity Presentations and Resources – Helpful material from the Partnership’s 2016 Annual Convention
Eleven items are available including The Business Case for Racial Equity ... Cultural Competency...  Implementing Race and Equity Strategies and Measuring Success ... Intersectionality 101 ... Place Matters ... and more!

Racial Equity Resource Guide

Racial Equity Resource Guide for Community Action – Build a Resource Guide for your community

Inclusive Index Report

2016 Inclusiveness Index: Measuring Inclusion and Marginality
The Hass Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
The Inclusiveness Index Report is an annual publication that identifies and captures the degree of group-based inclusion and marginality experienced across the world and within the United States.


This resource page was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies – Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services Grant Number, 90ET0452. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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