Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, & Systems Change
Equity Praxis Group (EPG) is a mission-driven consulting practice supporting organizations, communities, and individual leaders in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). EPG helps people put cutting edge DEIJ and organization development theory into practice in order to transform their organizations, communities, and, ultimately, our world.
Equity is about fairness; it's about justice. Equity sits at the heart of all we do at EPG. It's the lens through which we work. It's the outcome we strive for. EPG helps our clients develop an equity lens that can be used to guide behavior, policy, practice, culture, and climate. We take an intersectional approach to equity around race & ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, language, ability, age, and more. We help foster equity in education, healthcare, government, the nonprofit and foundation sector, the criminal justice system, business, and arts & culture.
Theory gives us a way to think about things. It helps us make sense of the world around us. But theory has little meaning until it is put into practice in ways that create impact on the world. That's where Praxis comes in. Praxis is theory put into action. EPG work is grounded in cutting-edge theory and evidence-based research about diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, organization development, and systems change. We help make that theory accessible to you, so that you can put it into action in your organization or community. We help you think about things better so you can act more effectively.
By combining cutting edge DEIJ theory with evidence-based organization development and systems change practice, Equity Praxis Group helps your organization learn and grow. We work with you to find out your specific needs, help you set meaningful goals, and help you develop the knowledge and skills to achieve those goals. Through workshops, consulting, coaching, and planning, we meet you where you are and help you get to the next level in your DEIJ and organizational journey, Ultimately, our goal is to help you create change that is meaningful - meaningful to you, your people, your organization, and, ultimately, our world.
“Jarrod Schwartz is simply one of the most knowledgeable experts in the country. He not only understands racism, sexism and other types of cultural oppression, he also understands how individuals and groups change and what learning processes are needed for institutions to become more effective by valuing and respecting all cultural groups.”
– Dan Krichbaum, Former Chief Operating Officer, State of Michigan, Office of the Governor,
Former Executive Director of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of Michigan