What People Are Saying…
Should you work with Equity Solutions? Sometimes it helps to hear from others who have gone before. We are happy to connect you with references as well - just let us know.
Sara Jane Muratori, Marlboro College, Spring 2018.
Equity Solutions facilitated a training with staff and faculty at Marlboro College to address racial inequity at the college. The workshop was dynamic and enriching. It was one of the most widely attended and enthusiastically participatory events for Marlboro employees. It generated many engrossing conversations and some direct actions with commitments to further action.
They facilitated another training with student leaders on addressing oppression and privilege on campus. The training was well-received by students and challenged them in constructive ways. Participants left with greater understanding of their social locations in terms of power and privilege, and how they could better navigate institutional and interpersonal systems to both advocate for themselves and support their peers, and to step back when needed. I’m excited to find opportunities to bring Equity Solutions to my new job position at Landmark College.
Vera Struck - Sustainability Educator, Speaker, Sustainable Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller of the silverbullettinyhouse.com, Author of Living the Sustainable Tiny Life and Living the Sustainable Tiny Life Workbook. Founder of terrabluteams.org
As a seasoned retired corporate executive and tiny house movement speaker, I was especially interested in Equity Solutions workshop that was offered at the Vermont Tiny House Festival. The facilitators of the workshop were professional, dynamic and engaging. The large group of attendees were inspired by their exercises and the safe and encouraging space they held for us to achieve collaborative and innovative solutions.
I recommend them highly for any organization, event workshop planner/organizer or institution seeking knowledge of economic and social equity. Their expertise will bring your attendees the tools they require for best equitable practices.
Dawn Littlepage, Clinical Director, Clara Martin Center
Angela, Kendra, and Deb tailored the training to fit Clara Martin Center’s focus and helped get everyone engaged in the topics. They were well prepared, organized, and shared heart felt experiences along with science, data, and hard facts in viewing the issues from an equity lens. They motivated the entire group of 140 employees to break into lively discussion groups and to come up with ideas for future planning and improvement. The points that they make will stay with you and will influence your views and attitudes.
Participant, Health EQuity Conference
Especially as a session at the end of the day at the end of the conference, really appreciate how the facilitators made this crucial topic come to life through various activities. Also as someone who has been a descendent of multigenerational trauma and poverty, I appreciated the care with which you helped hold the space. Also, we had some good discussions. The facilitators worked collaboratively and organically together. Also the emphasis on empathy!
Ann Braden, Participant in Cross-Class Dialogue circles
For me, the cross-class dialogue circle laid out how much we all have in common, no matter how much money a person has. It laid out the ways the system we're in intentionally divides us, making it all the more important to be willing to be vulnerable so that we can connect at a human level. Because then we can act in solidarity to help people get what they need.