Today, we bring you another installment of our Top 5 blog series: Top 5 Resources for Advancing Equity During COVID-19 and Beyond. These resources provide recommendations and reflections on how to incorporate and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

  1. Nonprofit Quarterly: COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future. It is critical for philanthropy to remain committed to racial equity during periods of crisis. This resource advocates moving toward a transformative vision of the future through a racial justice lens: “By employing this lens at all times, funders can unlock long-term transformational impact and strengthen the community-wide infrastructure needed to foresee, respond to, and avert potential damages from crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.” Click here for more information.

  2. We All Count: Data Equity Framework. When it comes to equity in data science projects, trying to find all the ways that bias, assumptions, unfairness and prejudice can sneak in may feel overwhelming. That’s why We All Count developed The Data Equity Framework. This framework provides a systematic way of incorporating equity into all stages of research and evaluation projects. Click here for more information.
  3. Chicago Beyond: Why Am I Always Being Researched? Social and public sector leaders use evaluation results to drive decisions and inform learning. While constituents with lived experience have unique insight into social problems, evaluation often privileges outside experts over community perspectives. This means that evaluations often base recommendations on incomplete, and worse, inaccurate information. Chicago Beyond created this guidebook to shift the power dynamic and the way community organizations, researchers, and funders uncover knowledge together. Click here for more information.
  4. NAACP: Coronavirus Equity Considerations. The NAACP released a resource to guide officials responsible for addressing health, economic, and other impacts, in remediating some of the issues that are disproportionately affecting communities of color. This resource includes the top 10 impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color and the top 10 recommendations to temper that impact. Click here for more information.
  5. Racial Equity Tools: COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources. COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list includes links and information to help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the evolving pandemic. The COVID-19 resources are arranged in seven categories: Analysis, Resource and Tools, Healing and Community Care, Organizing and Solidarity, Resource Building & Rapid Response, Virtual Work and Online Engagement, and List of Lists.  Click here for more information.

The City of Philadelphia and the world at large is presented with an opportunity to champion those most vulnerable. Join ImpactED in growing the conversation and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices during the pandemic. Find additional resources on this topic at Keecha Harris and Associates: Racial Equity Resources for the COVID-19 crisis.

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