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?
CENTERING MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES
• 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?
ATTEND TO UNINTENDED OUTCOMES
• 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?
EVALUATION AND AWARENESS
• 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?
Diverse stories provide kids with different perspectives and help them see how others think and feel.