Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

These resources will help you and your organization learn about how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace and community.

Green Gentrification

Cindy Blain, Executive Director California ReLeaf, Sacramento
Winifred Curran, Associate Professor & Chair, Dept. of Geography, DePaul University, Chicago
Enrique Huerta, Community Organizer, From Lot to Spot, Los Angeles
Emi Wang, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute, Oakland

Download and listen to audio presentation:

Green Gentrification Part 1

Green Gentrification Part 2

Green Gentrification PDF Presentation

CBSM & Overcoming Barriers in Tree Care

TreePeople and the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) will present how they used the Community-Based Social Marketing approach to engage an environmental justice community in southeast Los Angeles County to water and care for newly-planted street trees. Common Vision will comment on social justice and communications aspects of this work. Presenters will include: Edith de Guzman, Director of Research at TreePeople; Rachel Malarich, Environmental Services Manager at KYCC; and Common Vision’s Michael Flynn, Executive Director & Ray Stubblefield-Tave, Program Director.

Chinaka Hodge Poem

It’s one thing to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion intellectually and another to connect emotionally. Art helps us connect emotionally. Please watch this powerful video of Chinaka Hodge sharing her poem “Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50.”

Diversifying the Conservation Movement:
Approaches for Equity & Inclusion through Story & Culture

with Jose Gonzalez, founder of Latino Outdoors (August 2015)

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Solidarity in Racial Justice:
Understanding Systemic Racism to Build Meaningful Partnerships

with Leo Buc & Michael Flynn from Common Vision (December 2015):

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See the PowerPoint presentation (PDF format):

Building Solidarity for a Racial Justice: Understanding Systemic Racism to Build Meaningful Partnerships

Related reading:

Anti-Racism Reading (PDF)

Growing the Canopy: Racial Justice

with Leo Buc of Common Vision (August 2016)

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See the PowerPoint presentation (PDF format):

The Power of Diversity: Green 2.0

with José González of Latino Outdoors & Green 2.0 (August 2016)


Appealing to a Wider Audience:
Why do we want diversity? What is it? How do we get it?

with Allegra Mautner of Friends of the Urban Forest (August 2016)


Reading material on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Green 2.0

Green 2.0 is an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies. The Green 2.0 working group advocates for data transparency, accountability and increased resources to ensure that these organizations increase their diversity.

Diversity Derailed

The report Diversity Derailed examines the executive search process used by mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, and the search firms they employ to assist them in diversifying their senior staff.

Harvard Business Review:
Why So Few “Diversity Candidates” Are Hired

  • Likelihood of choosing a woman candidate.
  • Likelihood of choosing a minority candidate.

Facilitating for Difference

Resources provided by Amanda Machado & Jose Gonzalez

Approaches to Power Inequities – Moving to a social justice approach:

  1. 5 questions every anti-racist organization should be able to answer
  2. 8 ways POCs are tokenized in nonprofits
  3. The need for black rage in philanthropy
  4. The urgency of intersectionality

White Supremacy Culture

  1. On individualism and loneliness:
    The age of loneliness is killing us
  2. On paternalism:
    The White Savior Industrial Complex
  3. On paternalism, sense of urgency, and either/or thinking:
    The reductive seduction of other people’s problems
  4. Solutions for power hoarding, objectivity, and paternalism:
    In philanthropy, who is actually broken?
  5. Solutions for perfectionism, individualism, and sense of urgency:
    We’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life.
  6. Solutions for power hoarding:
    How a White House women’s office strategy went viral

Other facilitation tools and practices:

  1. Pair- Share & Pair-Share-Square
  2. Liberating Structures
  3. Network Weaving
  4. Resources on practicing nonviolent communication

Other Resources:

  1. People of different cultural backgrounds or gender still experience some shape or form of racism. A great place to go and know what people today have experienced in the work place is MicroAgressions.com.
  2. CEO pledge to act on diversity and inclusion (CEOs names and companies): CEOAction.com.
  3. Ten stages of Diversity Advocacy in Gifs: GreenLining.org.
  4. Green 2.0
  5. Avarna Empowering organizations to make change, and not just talk about it.
  6. Green Gentrification