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It’s been two years since widespread anti-racist pledges were made by institutional leaders. If you’re unsure of where to go from here or wondering what else your organization could be doing to operationalize racial equity, Charting the Journey: Strategies to Guide Racial Equity Organizational Change is for you.

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We’re at the crossroads of transformation where momentum for racial equity can yield more just and equitable outcomes. Organizations are taking action and want deeply to be a part of the change but recognize that change begins on the inside first.

The work of building healthy, just and liberatory organizations and communities takes intentional action and sustained commitment. It also requires disrupting norms, truth-telling, accountability and a willingness to be open and share lessons learned along the way.

In the spirit of ongoing learning and fostering an ecosystem of sharing to further the work of building equity and justice-driven institutions and organizations, Charting the Journey:

  • Publicly shares CURE’s Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) framework, process and lessons learned from five years of guiding nonprofit leaders to mobilize resources and be accountable for racial equity in their workplaces and communities served
  • Provides a roadmap for implementing assessment, learning and action planning activities that engages your entire organization in a transformative process that surfaces tensions and builds collaborative spaces for visioning and action
  • Offers concrete recommendations for embedding racial equity across organizational operations including culture, programs and services, hiring and retention strategies, community partnerships and contracting and grantmaking
  • Includes case studies, performance indicators and insights to move racial equity beyond concepts and conversations to everyday practice
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Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) is a carefully sequenced systems-thinking approach that has been used to guide CURE’s nonprofit and public sector clients through racial equity transformation processes. Because racial equity is as much a practice as it is a value, vision and goal, organizational change work in the service of racial equity:

  • Can’t be about checking off items on a to-do list.
  • Goes beyond Traditional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) approaches to challenge the status quo and uproot underlying harmful beliefs and practices that produce racial inequities.
  • Is non-linear and very much about relationship-building and learning to move at the speed of trust.
  • Stirs emotions, excites, and sometimes leads to frustrations and disappointments when organizations are not willing to go far enough.

Because of these realities, racial equity organizational change has to be carefully planned and facilitated to support truth-telling, transparency, accountability and care to avoid imposing additional harms and burdens on Black and Brown staff and communities.

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CURE’s Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) framework and process helps individuals and organizations move toward meaningful racial equity by focusing their efforts on four key domains:

These domains also serve as the basis for important actions that should be part of any transformation process, including an organizational assessment, formation and training of a racial equity working group and action planning.

The guide contains both foundational and practical actions to be implemented across each of the four domains. For each domain, we outline:

  • key concepts and practices associated with the domain
  • ways we have seen organizations struggle to practice racial equity
  • target outcomes and specific recommendations on how to make meaningful progress and change towards transformative racial equity

Charting the Journey should be accessed by any individual or organization seeking to deepen internal and external racial equity. The guide offers guidance to both organizational leaders and those tasked with operationalizing racial equity commitments, including those in newly-formed equity officer roles. While the guide focuses on nonprofits, CURE has applied REOC-related processes and tools in diverse settings including government agencies and schools—making the contents of the guide applicable to changemakers across a variety of institutions and organizations.




Understanding Institutional and Structural Racism Workshop | Tuesday July 12 – Thursday July 14 

CURE’s Understanding Institutional and Structural Racism (UISR) workshop utilizes concepts from social movements, critical race frameworks, history, and adult learning theory to create a supportive space for groups to understand the basics of how structural racism operates in organizations and in society. Leading with race and moving with gender, class, ability, and other systems, our 3-day training will support you in utilizing CURE’s curriculum for your own racial equity practice. Learn more about the workshop and apply at www.urbanandracialequity.org/uisrworkshop

Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change: Advanced Training for Racial Equity Practitioners | Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28 

CURE’s Racial Equity Organizational Change framework and process applies concepts from social theory, critical race frameworks, change management, and results-based accountability to create a structured approach for building racially equitable and justice-driven organizations. Through this weeklong in-person training, you will learn how to take organizations through the REOC process by conducting organizational assessments, training staff as racial equity champions and developing racial equity action plans. Learn more about the training and apply at www.urbanandracialequity.org/reoctraining


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Trainings for Nonprofits & Government Agencies

Judy Lubin

Dr. Judy is an applied sociologist, racial equity changemaker, yoga and mindfulness practitioner, author, auntie, bestie and beach lover. Judy’s elemental nature is water, and with her she brings calming, reflective energy to hold space for deep listening, inner work and transformative dialogue. 

The curator of the Embodied Justice program, she hosts the accompanying podcast and co-facilitates events and dialogues focused on the collective healing and sustainability of Black changemakers.

At CURE, Dr. Judy has built transformative racial equity frameworks and change management processes that have impacted thousands of lives. She began her career focused on health disparities, recognizing that stress from societal racism can become embodied and manifested through “weathering” that prematurely ages the body and shortens the lifespan of racially marginalized communities. 

She is unapologetically committed to centering Black people and the communities that have inspired her life’s work. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she grew up in South Florida surrounded by music, her grandmother’s herbal garden, and the struggle to make it in a country that saw her family as outsiders. 

In 2022, after experiencing multiple health emergencies coupled with burnout from the intensity of the “racial reckoning” that increased demand for CURE’s racial equity services, Judy began a process of listening to the wisdom of her body, healing old trauma wounds, and reclaiming rest and her love of mind-body healing. During this time she explored somatics, indigenous and and ancestral healing practices and earned certifications in multiple healing modalities including yoga and energy medicine.

Emerging from a place of rest and listening to what her soul wanted to share, she now weaves mindfulness, body-awareness and spiritual activism to support changemakers and organizations to regenerate their leadership and give to the world from a place of ease and wholeness. 

Long committed to promoting women’s health and wellness, she is the author of The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty and Balance.

Find Judy on instagram or linkedin at @drjudylubin, where she (occasionally) shares posts celebrating Black joy, healing and well-being.

Shawn J. Moore

Residing at the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, Shawn creates sacred spaces for stillness and self-inquiry to help social impact leaders align their strengths, intention, and impact. Through his integrative approach, he holds transformative containers for self-renewal, personal discovery, and capacity-building that ease clients on their journey towards peace, clarity, and freedom.

Shawn is committed to empower changemakers to become embodied leaders – unified in mind, body, and heart – with the tools to mindfully pause, reconnect to their inner knowing, make strengths-driven decisions, and lead the change they believe the world needs.  

Reckoning with his own contemplation of burnout, purpose, and alignment, Shawn transitioned out of his role as Associate Dean of Student Life & Leadership at Morehouse College in the fall of 2021 to focus more on mindfulness and stillness-based training programs and workshops. 

While leadership resonates with him deeply, it is his personal and spiritual practices that allows him to continue to show up for himself and others. He is a yoga teacher (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®), sound and reiki practitioner, meditation teacher, Yoga Nidra facilitator, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, all focused through a Buddhist lens and 17 years of personal practice. He has contributed workshops, practices, and educational opportunities for celebrities like Questlove and Dyllón Burnside, and various yoga studios and colleges, Yoga International, Omstars, Melanin Moves Project, the Human Rights Campaign, Spotify and Lululemon. He currently serves as the Facilitation and Community Manager for BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective).

Shawn hosts a podcast called The Mindful Rebel® Podcast that creates a platform to continually explore this unique intersection of leadership and mindfulness. Find him on instagram @shawnj_moore 

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