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Racial Equity Resources

The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture team has valued the opportunity to learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion.

Here is a list of key resources we hope you find helpful.

Canalway Partners

For your CAC grant:

  • The Power of Words: This video shows viewers how the type of words they use can directly link to the way they work with communities that are outside of their own. It includes tips on how to write, think, and take more inclusive actions. Watch the Video
  • Racial Equity Commitment: This video provides our General Operating Support grant recipients racial equity terms and language to prepare them for their racial equity commitment. Watch the Video
  • Racial Language: This video provides our grant recipients and partners with some definitions for the language we use within our application and reports. Watch the Video

Local and National Resources:

  • Toolbox for Creating Cultures and Practices for Racial Equity: Six racial equity tools that emerged from Race Forward’s Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab, a 2-year intensive that supported arts organizations in New York City in developing racial equity prototypes, practices and skills, and in integrating a race equity lens into their work. Learn More
  • Equius Group: Equius Group, LLC is a consulting firm whose work is to support organizations, communities, and teams in becoming healthy, connected and whole through coaching, consulting and training. Learn More
  • ThirdSpace Action Lab: ThirdSpace Action Lab was created to disrupt the vicious cycle of disinvestment and displacement that negatively impacts the vitality of low-income communities of color. Learn More
  • Sage and Maven: their intention is to build towards a future where equity and inclusion are positioned as a defining value, and leaders are able to realize their potential by bringing their full, authentic selves to their roles. Learn More

Personal Development and Organizational Change:

  • Project Implicit: The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. Take the Test
  • Racial Equity Institute: REI is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working. REI offers a multitude of services including the Groundwater and Phase I workshops and the Latinx Challenges. Learn More
  • Racial Equity Tools: These tools support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large. Learn More
  • Your Black Friends Are Busy by For All of Humanity: a growing resource for learning about anti-racism, and supporting the people & organizations doing important work for the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies (1988) by Peggy McIntosh: This article gives the reader an understanding of white privilege and male privilege. It uses the metaphor of privilege as “an invisible knapsack." Learn More
  • Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization. Learn More
  • 20 Ways Majority-White Nonprofits Can Build Authentic Partnerships with Organizations Led by Communities of Color. Learn More