The US is having an identity crisis. Culturally and demographically, we are not the country that many of us believed we have always been, no matter how erroneous those conceptions were. By 2050, America will be not a country of majority European descendants. Some white folks are struggling to figure out who they are if they’re not the image of what an American is. And for non European Americans and newcomers, there is an adjustment too – if a typical American doesn’t look European, what does an American look like? What is America, and what is American culture? Most of our communities and workplaces are ethnically diverse, we know the buzzwords, and have been through diversity trainings. Yet still our communities lack the equity we are wanting.
This is because the achievement of equity is not an “awareness”, it’s a set of structural power relationships, and those relationships have to change. They are changing. Awareness raising must be followed by policy shifts, new skills, wealth redistribution, organizational redesign; new behaviors and ways of relating. Systems of inequity don’t just disappear; they have to be dismantled and rebuilt. That takes time, and each situation is unique.
Our Confluencies services focus on your unique situation. We start by listening and observing, in order to gain an understanding of your organization, its people, and its goals. We then work with you to design solutions that work towards a model of equity that makes sense for your context.
We work with and for organizations and communities of color to support their goals to build organizational and financial strength, such as:
- Small business development
- Non profit and board development
- Data gathering and analysis
- Financial reporting
- Program development
- Administrative design
We don’t get paid until you get paid. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about your situation.
For mainstream organizations (from small community based organizations to governments and large companies), we are skilled in the following areas:
- Practical racial justice
- Implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion interventions
- Structural analysis of power and privilege
- Intercultural program design
- Building relationships with marginalized communities
- Intercultural communication skills
- Using & neutralizing privilege
We are intercultural experts, and can help your organization get beyond awareness, to actual change.
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