The authors highlight concrete examples of how some organizations are moving towards anti-racist community engagement throughout this chapter. The following themes and corresponding strategies are outlined below: 

  • Internal organizational commitment: The organization establishes a commitment to defining and adopting an anti-racist approach to their work.
  • Organizational positionality: Organizational actors acknowledge when the organization is not the appropriate primary actor in a given space.
  • Staff diversity and community representation: Program staff are representative of the communities with which they are working.
  • Investment in relationships: The organization invests in building long-term relationships based on trust.
  • Community-driven approach: Projects are driven by the people who are most impacted. 
  • Redistribution of power and resources: The organization shifts decision-making power and resources to those who are most impacted and works outside of traditional hierarchies.

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