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Roots of Justice, Inc.

Providing anti-racist strategies and tools for educating, organizing and renewing persons, institutions and systems for liberation.

aka Damascus Road Antiracism Process   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  rootsofjusticetraining.org

Mission

Mission: Roots of Justice seeks the liberation of all persons from oppression, by providing strategies and tools for educating, organizing and renewing persons, institutions and systems.

Offerings: Customizable education for learning about and dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism and other forms of oppression. Organizational envisioning and development to move toward greater justice and healthier functioning. Soul-renewing retreats that build strength and insight for the long haul of transformation.

Ruling year info

2014

Interim Executive Director

Mrs. Courtney Dunbar

Main address

P.O. Box 27345

Philadelphia, PA 19118 USA

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EIN

46-0965188

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Antiracism Analysis program

This foundational workshop is a 2.5 day training that examines the history of systemic racism in the U.S.A. beginning prior to 1492 up to the current day, and its lasting impact on human lives and institutions. We also explore ways to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy in order to realize true justice for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Sexual identity

Acquire the tools and skills for movement work = educating and organizing with the goal of dismantling systemic racism within organizations.

Population(s) Served

Fire & Clay is a retreat for antiracist white people on internalized racist superiority. These retreats are designed for white antiracists who have attended the Roots of Justice Antiracism Analysis Training and want to dig deeper into how whiteness shapes their identity and how freedom and transformation are possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Sexual identity

Set Free is a journey toward wholeness for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) working together to liberate themselves from Internalized Racist Oppression (IRO). Our facilitation team will create a safe setting for participants to process deeper feelings about IRO and the power to embrace a new vision beyond the damaging and traumatic distortions of racism.

Population(s) Served

ROJ offers consulting, executive coaching (one-on-one and in small groups), mentoring, and organizational audits. We can also create programs specifically tailored to your organizational needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Sexual identity
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Sexual identity

Where we work

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Financials

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Roots of Justice, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christian Parks

DC Education System

Joy Flora King

JS&T Consulting

Stephen Kriss

Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Michelle Armster

Mennonite Central Committee

Christian Parks

DC Education System

Monica Smith

Augustana College

Calenthia Dowdy

Philly Fight

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/17/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.