What is a culture shift?
Many organizations are eager to create programs and campaigns that follow the principles of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Centering these values certainly leads to strategies that are more culturally relevant, effective, and successful.
It’s simple to understand, but not so simple to execute. Oftentimes, creating a program that is accessible to and resonates with communities impacted by systemic oppression requires changing the way we do our work. We must be ready to approach the process with an open mind and a willingness to follow the lead of the people most impacted by the issue we are working on.
That is a culture shift.
When we work in full partnership with community members, we can unlock incredible solutions to issues from healthcare access to environmental health to economic empowerment. In short, we can change the world. So, are you ready for a culture shift?