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EQUITY RESOURCES

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Public Allies. We believe leadership is best when it reflects our diverse communities. We listen, learn, and work across differences to build the common good. Use these resources to be an everyday ally and champion for equity in your community:

People-First Language: Putting the Person Before the Disability

Identifying a person or group primarily by their disabilities subjects them to devaluation, marginalization, and prejudice. By replacing outdated and offensive terms that describe what a person has with terms that assert what a person is, we put a person before their medical diagnosis. According to EARN, “People-first language (PFL) emphasizes the individuality, equality, and Read More

Perfectionism and White Supremacy

White supremacy shows up in even the most well-intentioned organizations. As explained by Tema Okun of dRworks, it doesn’t always look like overt discrimination; the subtler characteristics of white supremacy can be just as ingrained and harmful. By explicitly naming and challenging these characteristics, organizations can take steps towards establishing a more equitable and inclusive Read More

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Racial Justice

We all know about the Fourth of July, but where’s the love for Juneteenth? Celebrated every year on June 19th, the lesser-known holiday commemorates the final abolition of slavery in every part of the former Confederacy. What is Juneteenth All About? While history books credit Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation for ending slavery, that’s Read More