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Limiting Police Use of Force: Promising Community- Centered Strategies

This brief, the first in the Beyond Confrontation Series, lifts up proven practices, as well as less tested but innovative and thoughtful efforts to address the use of force. It provides information to help communities better understand what standards guide the use of police force, how that force is applied across the country, and what strategies exist to minimize these acts of aggression.

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Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems. They are making it clear that it is time for policies to first and foremost reflect the concerns and solutions of communities most affected by flawed policing practices. The toolkit elevates...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
2015

An Equity Profile of the San Francisco Bay Area Region (Summary)

The Bay Area is booming, but a rising tide economy is not lifting up its low-income communities and communities of color. As communities of color continue to drive growth and change in the region, addressing wide racial inequities and ensuring people of color can fully participate as workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators is an urgent priority. Our analysis finds that the regional economy...

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Webinars | 2015

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Transformative Change in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems — including meaningful oversight of law enforcement, accountability, an end to the criminalization of communities of color, and investments beyond federally-sponsored tanks and additional...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Building an Equitable Retirement System for the 21st Century

All families hope for lasting financial security, but today many families in the U.S. struggle to make ends meet, let alone prepare for their financial future. Looking ahead towards older age, families hope to pay off debts, give their children a secure start in life, and build a nest egg for retirement. However, these basic aspirations prove elusive for many, placing long-term financial...
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Webinars | 2015

Creating Equitable Food Systems with the Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Across the country, the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is working to increase access to healthy food in low income communities and communities of color. The program is supporting food retailers that are increasing equity by improving regional food systems, creating jobs, and strengthening local economies. 
 
This webinar will highlight how healthy food projects supported by...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Making Regional Equity a Reality

Regional equity is a unique framework for social change that has as its goal to ensure that everyone— regardless of the neighborhood in which they live— can access what they need to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Leaders around the nation are using this frame to develop action plans that connect communities to living-wage jobs, affordable housing choices, public...
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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2015

Advancement for Equity: The Game Changing Rule Coming from HUD

People need to live in places where they can get a good job; feel safe; be near quality schools, health clinics, libraries, parks, and grocery stores; and have access to transportation options. However, today, and far too often, the very things people need to participate in the economy are out of reach simply due to the cost of housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods, or because the...
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Webinars | 2015

Equity in Healthy Food Access Engaging Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

This webinar will highlight strategies and valuable resources for engaging female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color in financing healthy food access projects.
 
The webinar will present the economic potential of entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, common barriers and challenges to accessing capital, promising approaches for connecting smaller businesses with resources, as...
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Webinars | 2015

Equity in Healthy Food Access Engaging Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

This webinar will highlight strategies and valuable resources for engaging female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color in financing healthy food access projects.
 
The webinar will present the economic potential of entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, common barriers and challenges to accessing capital, promising approaches for connecting smaller businesses with resources, as...
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Categories: Equitable Economy

Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County (Summary)

With a median household income of $110,292, Fairfax County, Virginia is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation—but not all residents share in this economic prosperity. As its population has grown and diversified over the past 25 years, inequities in income and opportunity by race and geography have also increased. Given that communities of color are expected to increase from 45 to 72...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County

With a median household income of $110,292, Fairfax County, Virginia is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation—but not all residents share in this economic prosperity. As its population has grown and diversified over the past 25 years, inequities in income and opportunity by race and geography have also increased. Given that communities of color are expected to increase from 45 to 72...

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Webinars | 2015

Twitter 101 & Twitter for California Advocacy

Twitter is becoming increasingly vital to the work of California advocates, often playing a central role in policy campaigns — it’s time to take the Twitter plunge!
 
This webinar, hosted by the PolicyLink California-based communications team, is an interactive Twitter training. The first half of the webinar will address Twitter basics, such as:
 
• Why should I join Twitter?
• What is a...
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Webinars | 2015

Understanding the Role of Assets in Efforts for Boys and Men of Color

Racial and economic inequities continue to challenge low-income communities and people of color. These challenges can be exacerbated for boys and men of color due to compounded histories of economic exclusion, school push-out, and criminal justice involvement. The compounded histories have also impacted their ability of many low-income people-including boys and men of color-to build the...
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Webinars | 2015

Addressing Young Children’s Mental Health for Kindergarten Readiness

Responsive relationships with consistent primary caregivers help build positive attachments that support healthy social-emotional development. These relationships form the foundation of mental health for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
 
"Infant mental health" is defined as the healthy social and emotional development of a child from birth to 3 years; and a growing field of research and...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Data Tools for Change The Child Opportunity Index

Leaders at every level recognize that a child’s well-being should not be determined by their zip code, but how can policymakers and practitioners take action to ensure healthy places for all? The Child Opportunity Index, a new tool from diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, arms leaders with critical data to inform strategies that increase equity...
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Webinars | 2015

Research Your Community: Virtual Training

Research Your Community is a new mapping tool available on the Healthy Food Access Portal that can help individuals and organizations better understand the communities in which they are working in to improve access to healthy food. The tool can also be a valuable resource for your advocacy and fundraising efforts. The grocery landscape is ever changing, and data is one of many ways to paint a...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Tools for Social Change The National Equity Atlas

Our country is becoming more diverse, yet ingrained racial inequities remain wide and persistent. This reality makes it imperative that foundations prioritize grantmaking on strategies that promote equity, or fair and just inclusion. The National Equity Atlas, developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California, is a...
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Categories: Equitable Economy

Building an Equitable Economy

PolicyLink partner Adam Friedman, who leads the Pratt Center for Community Development in New York City, used Equity Atlas data to talk about the importance of inclusive growth and urban manufacturing as a critical strategy at the Philadelphia Fed’s Equitable Economic Development Conference held in Lancaster, PA. “The Atlas is a quick, easy way to analyze how an area is doing in comparison to...

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Webinars | 2015

Funding Your Healthy Food Project with USDA Resources

As a nation, we must foster a food system that ensures urban and rural communities have access to fresh and healthy foods; small and mid-size farmers can produce and market food in an economically and sustainable manner; and consumers have the resources they need to live healthy and productive lives.
 
This webinar introduces the audience to several programs at the United States Department of...
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