Racial Equity Transformation: Key Components, Process & Lessons

It is one thing to advocate for equity and inclusion; it is another to turn the lens inward and commit oneself to live those values at the level of day-to-day practice. The Racial Equity Transformation at Dēmos, spearheaded by the authors of this report, involved more than appeals to “diversity” or “inclusion” and involved a thorough and deep shift in organizational practices, norms, culture, and composition. Their commitment to racial equity has unlocked new forms of collaboration, creativity, innovation, and impact in their outward-facing work. This publication is an effort to share their experiences up to this point, in the hopes that others in the field can benefit from lessons learned.