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Inside Out: The Equity Leader's Guide to Undoing Institutional Racism

Providing a roadmap to workplace and organizational change, Inside Out is packed with practical tools for working collectively towards racial justice and dismantling institutional racism.

 

This essential guide includes:

  • An adaptive approach to moving race conversations forward with authenticity and genuine curiosity

  • Concrete strategies to help unpack the painful legacies of power, privilege, and oppression

  • A framework including awareness, knowledge, skills, and action/advocacy

  • Key components for engaging effectively, calling people in, bridging the divide, identifying and addressing microaggressions, and guiding difficult interactions

  • Critical cross-cultural skills for facilitators and leaders faced with fears, worries, conflicts, and concerns that surface in PoC and White participants

  • Helpful suggestions for equity leaders trying to find their why and identify their foundational beliefs, as well as tips for practicing self-care to lessen burnout and fatigue

  • How to establish an equity team and bring decision makers on board

  • Checklists, discussion questions, recommended readings, best practices, and many other valuable resources.

 

Inside Out is written specifically for prospective leaders championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace.    It is a must-read for anyone guiding the challenging work of becoming an anti-racist organization where no one's identity is a barrier to access or opportunity and everyone belongs.

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Recipient of the 2023 King County Literary Lion, 2023 International Book Awards Finalist, 2023 Living Now Book Awards Silver Winner

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Reviews

"Your book is a beautiful masterclass - such a perfect balance of concrete strategies and vulnerable realness. So dang refreshing and helpful, especially as I continue to grow internally and as a space-holder for other groups."

- Ben Rueler, In the Area Productions

"I have read a lot of books on race, equity, and shifting organizations – and from my lens, Inside Out is the most practical and inclusive. I wish I had read it 5 years ago. It might have prevented some of the mistakes I’ve made and the organization has made. I’ve recommended it to several people. It's a huge contribution and is full of valuable and practical insights."

- Jody McVittie, Sound Discipline

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