Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners provides meeting materials and step-by-step instructions for holding facilitated conversations with young people about dismantling structural racism. The four guides Understanding the Basics: Core Concepts and Terms, Digging Deep: Historical Context of Child Welfare Systems, Discovering Self: Identity and Culture, and Sharing Power: History and Contributions of Organizing in the Continuum of Youth Engagement — introduce basic concepts of equality, equity, and justice and different types of racism, offer a comprehensive look at how race has operated in child welfare and youth justice systems since the 1600s; enable personal understanding and reflection about identify among those who have experienced foster care; and help participants learn how youth organizing has produced lasting positive change.