The Theory of Change
Social change requires individual exploration and personal growth.
To achieve social change an individual must learn and understanding the following:
- Oppression theory and analysis, cultural competence and the roles in change (leader, ally, advocate, bystander).
- The sources of their personal power and agency and how social systems shape power and agency.
- The ability to recognize how oppressive systems manifest themselves in individual, group and organizational contexts.
- To give equal weight to all elements of social identity to avoid creating pockets of isolation or devaluing a person’s lived experience.
- Acknowledge and examine the intersections of social identities.
- The ability to develop and execute equitable practices of employee recruitment, retention and advancement.