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Unformatted text preview: onstituents, and so on. For those who work in the social change ﬁeld,
there are a number of training and technical assistance programs that are particularly
relevant.22 There are, however, few guides for those in the community-building ﬁeld who 20. Rebecca Stone and Benjamin Butler, Core Issues in Comprehensive Community Building Initiatives: Exploring Power
and Race (Chicago: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, 2000).
21. Stone and Butler, Core Issues.
22. Ilana Shapiro, Training for Racial Equity and Inclusion: A Guide to Selected Programs (Washington, D.C.: Aspen
Institute, 2002). 36 wish to address racial equity,23 and tools for addressing the structural dimensions of
racism are only in the earliest phases of development.
Adopting racial equity as a central tenet of the work suggests that, in addition to attention
to internal organizational factors, social change actors need to keep focused on racially
equitable outcomes produced at all stages of effort. This means that all of the work must
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