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EQUITY
While equality means each person is given the same
resources or opportunities, equity means each person
is given the resources and opportunities they need to
reach an equal outcome.
Three Helpful Tips for Equitable
Summer Programming
By Danielle Spence
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hether you're preparing for the pool's opening day or planning
summer camp activities, a park district should ensure all programs,
facilities and events are accessible to everyone, regardless
of culture, background or ability.
Tip 1: Understand Your
Community
Questions to ask include:
* Who makes up our community
and how can we include them?
* What can we do to make programming
more accessible?
* What is the desired outcome we
want to achieve?
As you are gathering data and analyzing
your organization's current
equity goals, be sure to involve the
community in the decision-making
processes. Engage Black, Indigenous
and people of color, LGBTQIA+
and other marginalized groups, and
provide a safe space for people to talk
about their experiences and opinions.
Communicate with your Board of
Commissions, volunteers, staff and
program participants through oneon-one
discussions, focus groups and
surveys. By acknowledging these
voices, you will better represent the
community's economic, cultural and
social demographics.
Tip 2: Represent
Your People
Once you have a good understanding
of your community's wants and
needs, it's time to make internal chang|
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es. Build a workforce that reflects the
community, and train employees to
understand inclusion and diversity
on an operational level. Emphasize
Black, Indigenous and people of
color, LGBTQIA+ and other voices
through social media and cultural
events. Lastly, consider forming a
Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(REDI) Committee to review and
recommend equity-focused policies.
Tip 3: Remove Barriers
Surveys reveal that one of the major
reasons
people don't
participate
in recreational activities is due
to financial restrictions. People in
low-income areas especially have a
hard time accessing leisure activities.
While revenue is important for the
operation of a park district, there are
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