Equity: you have to FIX IT before we can move on

This lesson is pretty radical, and pretty advanced. Go through the worksheet carefully, it's designed to walk you from simple to mind-bending. Get braced for confusion and defensiveness, it's likely that something here will challenge you quite a bit. Take a look at the video for extra support.

Equity is used as a buzzword, but do people REALLY know what they're asking for? often then MEAN equality, but they know that Equity is the fancier word... without understanding what they're saying.

The basic premise is that just like ONE group has been targeted for oppression, to FIX the oppression, you'll have to create a TARGETED, DIFFERENTIATED solution, not a neutral/equal one.

These links are the "lecture" that helps you prepare for the in-class work. Work through the links, and answer the prep questions before coming to class.

This handout is referenced in the worksheet, the ideas might help clarify some sticky points for you.

equity handout.docx

This worksheet is meant to be worked in groups of 3, so you can help each other think through the difficult parts and learn from each other's perspectives

Equity worksheet.pdf

This video summarizes some of the ideas we worked on in the prep materials and worksheet.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Equity Extra