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CURE’s Racial Equity Organizational Change Framework aligns internal and external practices and builds knowledge and capacity for operationalizing equity across an entire organization. 

Building a racially equitable organization takes sustained commitment, a plan of action and inspired and motivated people working together to achieve a common goal.

For organizations prepared to do the deep work of aligning values, people, practices and processes to reflect a commitment to racial equity, CURE provides an intentional and systemic framework for organizational change. Our framework is based on four key competency areas including:

  • Organizational Commitment to Equity
  • Shared Language and Analysis
  • Equitable Policies and Practices
  • Empowered People

Our equity assessment process, trainings, and strategic planning support services are all designed to strengthen and embed equity across an organization through these four key areas.

Wondering how to jump start an equity change initiative within your organization? Download our Equity Organizational Assessment and Strategic Planning Tip Sheet for ideas on how to build an organizational change movement that centers equity and inclusion.


Organizational assessments provide data for action and provide a roadmap for informed dialogue, goal-setting and transformational change to take place.

Benchmarking your current practices, culture, systems, and norms is a critical first step in ensuring the accountability and transparency necessary to “walk the talk” on equity. The assessment process is like holding up a mirror, allowing organization’s to engage in critical self-reflection. Working in close partnership with internal equity working groups and task forces, our comprehensive equity assessment and planning process includes:

  • A staff-wide survey
  • Focus groups with employees from all levels of the organization
  • Senior staff interviews
  • Discussions with stakeholders; and
  • Document review (e.g., mission statements, strategic plans)

These assessment activities provide a baseline understanding of strengths and opportunities for improvement and systemic change. With knowledge gained through the assessment, we provide a comprehensive report with recommendations for addressing areas for improvement and future action. CURE also facilitates dialogues on the findings and provides opportunities for your equity working group, staff and other stakeholders to identify priorities and next steps so that future planning is truly inclusive and embraces open communication and equitable decision-making processes. CURE can remain engaged after the assessment, providing services that bridge organizations from the change initiation phase to integration of learnings and new processes that become a part of organizational practice and culture.

While CURE can lead implementation of action steps identified from the assessment, we believe that building capacity for organizational change is a key part of institutionalizing equity. Therefore, we advise and assist partners on creating the necessary structures (e.g., equity action teams) and processes needed to ensure equity efforts are sustained.

Equity Strategy Development and Implementation

Need to develop a racial equity strategic plan or framework? CURE facilitates racial equity strategic planning processes using our Equity Organizational Change Framework. Our racial equity strategy services include:

  • Staffing and facilitation of working group meetings
  • Action plan development using participatory facilitation and Results-Based Accountability principles
  • Consultation on processes and policies including internal operations (e.g., recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion strategies) and external strategies (e.g., community engagement and partnerships)
  • Implementation services (e.g., affinity/employee resource groups, policy and tools development, action plan monitoring and tracking)
  • Leadership team and staff coaching

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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