Shana White posted a profound tweet this morning. She created a shortlist for people to consider as they work for equity. This is a powerful shortlist that might be used in any situation where you are working to make an organization more equitable, just, and positive. As an educator, I often sat at a table with decision makers, working for greater equity and opportunity. Shana's list would have helped me a lot in this regard.
I used her list to create questions that might help people in their organizations work for greater success for all stakeholders--these questions can be used when planning programs or other endeavors.
- Will all stakeholders be able to access this program, event, or opportunity?
- Which stakeholders may be distanced from this program, event, or opportunity?
- What can we do to create access for all stakeholders?
- What opportunities are needed so that stakeholders are successful in gaining a meaningful, productive, and inspiring experience now and into the future?
- What opportunities do stakeholders desire or need?
- Who profits most with regard to opportunity, access, and experience with regard to current funding?
- How can we analyze funding with an equity lens?
- Does every stakeholder have access to quality resources?
- What quality resources are essential for all stakeholders?
- What resource inequality is at the center of inequity? How can we ensure that all stakeholders have access to quality resources?
- Whose voices are represented in decisons?
- Do the voices represented demonstrate some groups more than others?
- How can we change decision making processes and analysis to represent the voices of all stakeholders?