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Launching a Race Equity Project in the City of Angels

By Nicole M. Perez, Sotivear Sim, Angela Turner & Silvia Argueta

Inspired by Legal Services of Northern California’s Race Equity Project, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles recently started a Race Equity Initiative, which has thus far drafted an initial strategic plan, assessed staff and organizational race equity competencies, and trained staff about implicit biases. The foundation offers a description of these first steps as guidance for other organizations interested in developing a race-conscious practice in the fight for social justice.

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