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racial & inter-sectional equity (r.i.s.e.) resource library

Welcome to  Converge’s R.I.S.E. Resource Library. Here you will find introductory information, R.I.S.E. information resources, and the tools needed to build a robust social justice infrastructure that enables strong leaders, organizations and movements to grow.

Those who want to take this a step further are invited to join one of our upcoming R.I.S.E. workshops. Learn more and register for the next one here.

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racial and inter-sectionality context

So what is R.I.S.E. (Racial and Intersectional Equity) and how is it different from DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)? Converge defines R.I.S.E. as analysis and approach to explicitly dismantle white supremacy through the intentional centering of equity and redistribution of power and resources. Given the entrenched nature of colonialism and white supremacy, equity must first focus on race and ethnicity as the primary drivers of lived experience, life outcomes, and ultimately disparities. R.I.S.E. also recognizes that other aspects of human identity (gender, sexuality, ability, etc.) also impact lived experiences and life outcomes and lead to disparities. The intersection of race with these identity characteristics exacerbates (for people of color) or buffer against (for white people) disparate outcomes.

institutional > overall


leadership

These resources cover challenges in boards and governance.

hr & culture

The following resources are geared towards troubleshooting the types of environments that might hinder an equitable workspace.

procurement

These resources provide more information on procurement. Equitable procurement contributes to business growth, particularly for minority businesses.

institutional > sector-specific


business

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the business sector.

education

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the education sector.

government/social services

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the government and social services sector.

healthcare

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the health care sector.

law enforcement

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the law enforcement sector.

nonprofit

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the nonprofit sector.

culture & values

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the culture and values sector.

programs & services

These resources are about racial and intersectional equity work as it pertains to the program and services sector.

reproductive justice, health and rights resources

These resources are about Reproductive justice, health and rights resources and services sector.
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