On February 26, the Building Community Resilience Collaborative and Network, a project of the Redstone Global Center, released their latest resource for the field – a new Fostering Equity tool kit and guide. Over the last five years, networks of BCR partners across the country have been working together to build community resilience by addressing and mitigating the Pair of ACEs. This guide is an outgrowth of the experiences of these communities as our work together has emphasized the importance of centering equity at the heart of what it means to be resilient.
This guide aims to help us collectively see the historical underpinnings of structural racism and the traumas and disparities that result and conduct constructive conversations that lead to policy change. The path to a Resilient Nation – one in which all our communities can not only ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity, but thrive – must begin here.