03 / 04 / 19
KConnect has a sharp focus on equity – it’s one of the cornerstones to the work that we do. We work to bring disparities to light, and then all of us (Board of Trustees, Workgroup members, and the Backbone staff) are motivated to reduce them. It’s not enough for people to know that disparity is a problem in general – they need to recognize that there are disparities that exist here in our own communities. KConnect’s data dashboard is one way to explore the disparities in your own backyard. You can choose specific indicators and narrow in on the specifics like race and income. Take some time to dive into the disparities in your community by visiting http://gis.cridata.org/kconnect/.
It’s important to get everybody on the same page, which is where common definitions come into play. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change works with leading innovators to produce strong and reliable frameworks for success and sustainable community change and development. Click the link to read a glossary of terms related to understanding structural racism, racial equity, systemic racism, and more.