About the Book
This document is designed to be used as a menu of tools to integrate racial equity into your existing practices. The tools in this document are organized by Government Alliance on Race and Equity's “Normalize, Organize, Operationalize” framework from GARE and Race Forward’s “Actions to Advance Racial Equity”. We recognize that change can take time, and often needs to be incremental. We also recognize that we need to operate with a sense of urgency and start somewhere. Each tool in this document can be applied to ongoing work in government agencies; we all need to self-reflect, cultivate our workforce, develop communication skills, improve quality of services, and hire or engage with HR. If we cannot apply a racial equity lens in these everyday activities, when do we start prioritizing racial equity? This work starts here, and it starts now.