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OEA Equity Filter

We are committed to being thoughtful in our actions and planning to combat implicit and explicit bias.

Decision-Making through an Equity Lens

When planning and making decisions, utilize OEA's Equity Filter to intentionally slow down decision-making and combat implicit or explicit bias. This ensures the perspectives of the most impacted individuals/groups are centered. In doing so, you will be decentralizing and sharing power.  

• What outcomes are we working to achieve?
• What assumptions are we bringing into the issue?

• Who has been included in the decision-making process?
• Who is affected by this decision and/or action?
• Are you centering multiple perspectives and key stakeholders who are impacted by this decision?

• What are the potential unintended outcomes?
• What are the barriers to more equitable outcomes?
• How will you address impacts or unintended outcomes?

• How will you ensure communication takes place in an inclusive, culturally responsive and responsible manner?

• What other possibilities for this decision and/or action were explored?
• How will feedback from stakeholders be collected?
• How will you evaluate your decision and/or action?

Photo of Marley Dias - Read Across America Ambassador and Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks
Diverse stories provide kids with different perspectives and help them see how others think and feel.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).