CONVERSATION SERIES

Equity

Critical conversations about advancing equity in America.

Inequality keeps growing. It’s up to us to close the gap.

Systemic inequity is destroying our social fabric. From money to health, to housing, to education, the gaps are widening and it’s impacting us all.

The Equity Series explores what it would take to create the kind of society where everyone has what they need to live full, healthy lives. These are topics for communities, organizations and workplaces that are invested in advancing equity and building a brighter future for all.

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Topics in This Series

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Racial Equity

A conversation about the systemic barriers facing people of color, and what it will take to achieve true equity for all.

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Food Equity

A conversation about access to healthy food in our communities.

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Equity for Black Americans

A conversation about the systemic barriers facing Black Americans and what it will take to achieve true equity for all.

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Health Equity

A conversation exploring inequality in the U.S. healthcare system and how we can champion quality healthcare for all.

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Equity for Women

A conversation about discrimination against women and what we can do to be better advocates for women’s equality.

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Voting Rights

A conversation about voting rights in the U.S. and what we can do to ensure all Americans enjoy the right to vote.

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Policing Equity

A conversation about inequity in policing, and how we can reimagine the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

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Housing Equity

A conversation about housing in America, and how we can ensure everyone has equal opportunity for a safe, secure home.

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Education Equity

A conversation exploring inequality in the education system and ways we can ensure access to quality education for all.

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Economics and Equity

A conversation exploring economic disparity in the U.S. and ways we can ensure real opportunity for all.

EQUITY SERIES

5 Reasons Why

1. Inequality is rising
The United States has wider disparities of wealth between rich and poor than any other major developed nation. This gap is only getting wider.

2. The rich get richer

  • In the U.S. the top 10% own nearly 80% of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 60% own just 2.4%
  • The gap between average worker pay and CEO pay is almost six times larger than it was in 1980
  • The racial wealth divide is not getting better, it’s getting worse
  • Men continue to hold the majority of the wealth, while women and transgender inidividuls are more likely to experience poverty, lower wages, and debt
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3. Inequality affects us all
People live longer in more equal nations, including the rich. Researchers think this is to do with more equal societies having greater social cohesion, which has a big impact on health and well-being.

4. People expect more from leadership
80% of U.S. employees believe it is the responsibility of company leaders to take action in addressing racial justice and equity issues.

5. It’s really about what’s right
“Equity is the only acceptable goal.” — Dr. Paul Farmer, Anthropologist, Physician and Professor

"Complex issues are really brought down to a level that any individual can relate to. That shows the thoughtfulness that [Inclusivv] put into creating these experiences.”

"Our goal was always to make a difference... and so, seeing the 90% statistic around people wanting to take action and do something following the event, it was impressive and truly made us feel like we were doing something."

"[Inclusivv] enabled us to reach and engage with sectors of the regional community we had little or no previous relationships with."

Bring these conversations to your organization or community

Want to lean more? Talk to one of our conversation experts today to find out more about this series and how you can bring your people together for powerful dialogue.

Check out our other series:

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Inclusive Leadership

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Well-Being

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Sustainability

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Inclusion & Belonging

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Pride

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Heritage