The Theory of Change

Social change requires individual exploration and personal growth.

To achieve social change an individual must learn and understanding the following:

  1. Oppression theory and analysis, cultural competence and the roles in change (leader, ally, advocate, bystander).
  2. The sources of their personal power and agency and how social systems shape power and agency.
  3. The ability to recognize how oppressive systems manifest themselves in individual, group and organizational contexts.
  4. To give equal weight to all elements of social identity to avoid creating pockets of isolation or devaluing a person’s lived experience.
  5. Acknowledge and examine the intersections of social identities.
  6. The ability to develop and execute equitable practices of employee recruitment, retention and advancement.