Discussions on Equity, Hosted by Public Allies Arizona

Discussions on Equity

The ASU Lodestar Center's Public Allies Arizona program invites the nonprofit community to its biweekly Discussions on Equity. Our meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Sign up now.

Welcome Allies, Friends and Family,

We invite you to Discussions on Equity, facilitated by Public Allies Arizona, an AmeriCorps program based at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

What to expect

This is an engagement group to read, listen, and discuss resources about how to be better Allies in underrepresented communities. This group has begun by focusing on anti-racism.

The topics in our series have been scaffolded to make them more accessible. We host discussion sessions every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, working through the materials and unpackaging the topic of racial justice and systems of oppression in Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (POC) and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) communities and elevating our own voices in support of inclusive spaces and systematic changes.

Our group leaders from Public Allies Arizona are white facilitators using resources that have been widely distributed by other white ally accountability groups such as Stand Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) who partner extensively with Black community organizations when developing their educational materials and talking points.

Study materials

Please familiarize yourself with these materials that we will discuss. This form is a shared document designed to give everyone a place to type notes and share thoughts in order to engage with during the discussion. If you don't have capacity to read/view, for whatever reason, please come to the meeting anyway. We still want to hear from you and have you engage with us in a larger community.

Welcome ONE and ALL

This group is open to Allies, Alumni, friends, Partner Organizations and the wider community. We adhere to these group norms when engaging with one another.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sarai Richter or Lou Haiduk.

Sign up for our next discussion

Previous topics

  • Accountability and actions
  • State-sanctioned terror and abolition
  • History of Black America: Bringing a folding chair to the table
  • What is white culture? Why is it so hard to define?
  • The Difficult Discussion: Moving from tools to talking
  • Setting intentions/actions moving into anti-racism
  • Systemic racism and unconscious bias

Ready to make an impact?


Thank you for visiting the ASU Lodestar Center website.
Please indicate how you would like to proceed.

Don't have an account? Register today!