Kay Jowers, Senior Policy Associate, will co-facilitate "Community-Rooted Practices for Creating Equity" as part of ReCONNECT for the Future.
In this training, we will explore practices for engaging and partnering with organizations that are accountable to impacted community members. Partnerships between large organizations or institutions and community organizations can be effective tools for creating lasting social change and promoting racial equity. But such partnerships must be created with careful attention to power structures and accountability. This session will focus on the challenges encountered by impacted communities in such partnerships, concepts of community-rooted practices, and the recommendations for incorporating these principles as a partnering organization. This session is created on the peer-reviewed article on community-rooted processes, Community-Rooted Organizations: Enhanced Accountability and Capacity Building for Community Development.