How TIP Works

Research: We begin our work by digesting research about the systems, policies, and practices that drive racial and class inequity and how to address them.

Community Conversations: Working in partnership with various stakeholders, we then “pressure test” what we’ve learned through conversations with affected communities. Our goal is to gain practical wisdom and a more nuanced understanding from communities themselves about the problems and how they should be addressed in order to craft solutions that are likely to stick.

Reflection: Our work is dynamic. We affect conversations; and we are affected by them. We have both changed minds and changed our minds about how to tackle racial inequity.

Action: We take what we learn and put it to work with our partners, using a variety of tools to press for change, including direct policy and legislative advocacy, community presentations, traditional and social media, litigation, and protest.