Structural equity tools

Assessing equity within an organization allows us to set goals, see shortcomings, enact transformation and adequately plan for the future.

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The Commons’ Social Change Library

The Commons Library includes 1000+ educational resources in a range of formats. Topics include campaign strategy, community organizing, working effectively in groups, justice and diversity, creative activism, and much more. Whether you’re new to advocacy or an experienced campaigner you’ll find helpful resources here. All materials are free, digital, and directly available.

The Commons' Social Change Library

Bringing Equity to Implementation

This collection of articles reviews case studies and articulates lessons for incorporating the knowledge and leadership of marginalized communities into the policies and practices intended to serve them.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

OpenSource Leadership Strategies

The tools and resources developed by OpenSource Leadership are a guiding influence in our work, we recommend engaging them for training and coaching projects.

OpenSource Leadership Strategies


On Liberatory Consciousness

Dr. Barbara Love provides foundational essays on developing a liberatory consciousness–a back bone for structural change–in this edition of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.

Dr. Barbara Love

Readings for Diversity & Social Justice

For over ten years, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the go-to anthology for the broadest possible coverage of issues related to identity and oppression from a social justice perspective.

Maurianne Adams

Principles for Racially Equitable Policy Platforms

A set of principles and platforms to incorporate racial equity across the policy platforms of our political parties.

Race Forward

Racial Equity Readiness Assessment for Workforce Development

Assess racial equity impact and its purpose within your organization.

Race Forward

Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit

Assess racial equity impact and its purpose within your organization.

Race Forward

Act | Racial Equity Tools

This segment of resources from Racial Equity Tools includes 18 actionable strategies to build equity, plus relevant frameworks, evaluation tools and reports, and links to key organizations and sites for more information.

Racial Equity Tools


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