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Welcome to the Race Equity Practice Area! This practice area strives to strengthen civil legal aid’s capacity and skills to advance racial justice. In this section, you can access materials related to racial justice across multiple substantive areas. You will find articles, toolkits, webinars, slides, videos, and other resources to enhance your knowledge about racial justice and to provide guidance on how to apply a racial equity lens to your work. 

Join the Race Equity Coalition! The REC promotes racial justice advocacy in Massachusetts legal service programs by:

  • sharing ideas, tools and local initiatives
  • collaborating to recognize and eliminate systemic barriers to the advancement and inclusion of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American people from low-income households
  • engaging in work that advances racial justice. 

The Race Equity Coalition meets approximately once a month and sends out a bimonthly newsletter. You can join the mailing group by logging into Mass Legal Services, clicking “Join Email Groups” and requesting group membership to the Race Equity Coalition. 

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Organizational Assessment

08/01/2020 - JustLead Washington - Race Equity Justice Initiative - lock_open
The REJI Organizational Assessment is designed for any organization interested in gathering information, regardless of how far along it... Read more

Organizational Race Equity Toolkit

08/01/2020 - Just Lead Washington - lock_open
Recognizing how the law and justice system is complicit in perpetuating white supremacy necessitates taking steps to dismantle that... Read more

Race Equity Culture Continuum for Organizations

08/01/2020 - Race Equity Justice Institute - Just Lead Washington & Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative - lock_open
Tool to understand where an organization’s starting point might be and illustrates the developmental stages towards committing to,... Read more