Participants at "Advancing Equity through a Racial Lens" Public Talks on September 19, 2016. Photo credit: Terrance McNally

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is focused on understanding and improving racial and social equity through education, dialogue and coaching opportunities for organizations and individuals.

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast (Equity Alliance) was created by local organizations, institutions, and community members who want our communities to be more inclusive of people who have been marginalized based particularly on race or ethnicity. The basic premise is increasing access to opportunities with good outcomes afforded equitably to everyone. Partners and supporters recognize we are operating from a societal blueprint that has historically excluded particular groups from some opportunities we all need to thrive. This initiative will increase practical understanding of individual and structural exclusion, apply best practices to achieve inclusion, and build a diverse network of peers working toward a common goal of equity – all while incorporating local voices and expertise to learn from and engage out-groups in the process.


Projects and Opportunities

Community Events

Equity Alliance will help bring speakers to the area, such as speakers john powell of the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, and Julie Nelson of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). We are also working with partners to promote community events focused on understanding and improving racial and social equity.

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Institutional Transformation Coaching Series

This coaching series, led by Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE), is leading a cohort of local institutions through a six session, 15 month process that began in September 2016.  The GARE coaching series is focused on organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies that want to take action on making their institutions more inclusive.  

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