Equity in Practice – Frameworks for Organizational Change


A true commitment to building resilient cities recognizes that antiracist and equity centered work calls us to uphold the principle that in order to truly support and invest in BIPOC communities, our decision making, programming, services, and daily practices must be rooted in what is equitable and not what is equal.

In one presentation, the National Recreation and Park Association will showcase equity-based practices in the field. Digging deeper, Seattle Parks and Recreation will share the guiding principles that developed their Pathway To Equity framework for achieving an antiracist and equity-centered community organization. Panelists will reflect on the accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned in implementing a framework and ideas centered around building resiliency.


  • Recognize the importance, impact, and necessity for building antiracist and equity centered frameworks towards creating organizational change
  • Incorporate foundational practices to proactively address and mitigate institutional injustice in parks programs, services, and investments
  • Develop ideas for implementation for your own agency or organization


Kristine Stratton

President & CEO, National Recreation and Park Association

B Hill

Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation

Autumn Saxton-Ross

VP of Education & Chief Equity Officer, National Recreation and Park Association