Racial Equity Resource Guide


The Opportunity Agenda

New York, NY

The Opportunity Agenda works to ensure that the United States lives up to its promise as the land of opportunity for every person who lives here. It works across social justice issues to build public support for greater opportunity and to demonstrate the link between geographic place and the persistent absence of opportunity. It partners with groups that span diverse issues and constituencies, and it has worked to increase public support for a just rebuilding of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for policies that integrate immigrants into the fabric of American life, for diversity in public schools under threat by the Supreme Court, and for other aspects of opportunity for all. It uses research on values and public opinion to understand public attitudes and craft strategies for influencing the public debate, convenes workshops and planning sessions with diverse coalitions, provides media training and placement, develops communications and advocacy tools, and works to translate social science research into social justice solutions. The Opportunity Agenda was founded with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America.

Through its active partnerships with advocates, organizers, researchers and policymakers, it seeks to:

  • Use communications and media to build public support for expanding opportunity for more Americans;
  • Synthesize and translate research on obstacles to opportunity;
  • Train and support social justice leaders; and
  • Identify and advocate on behalf of policies that expand opportunity for all.

Related Guides & Workshops

Talking About Unaccompanied Refugee Children Fleeing Harm – a Product of the Opportunity Agenda

This guide from The Opportunity Agenda includes messaging guidelines based on communications research and experience talking about more general immigration issues

Tagged with: Racial Healing, Media And Communications, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Immigration, Health & Family, Dialogue Guides & Resources

Visions, Values and Voice: A Social Justice Communications Toolkit

The toolkit's guidance is based on the belief that the theme of opportunity can provide the basis for a narrative that unites social justice messages and constituencies across a range of social issues.

Tagged with: Media And Communications, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Dialogue Guides & Resources, Racial Equity Toolkits/Guides to Action

Related Resources

A Commonsense Approach: Immigration Policy Solutions Promoting Family Unity

This resource outlines ways to protect children of undocumented parents, while placing family reunification as a main priority.

Tagged with: Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Immigration, Articles, Select Papers / Booklets

Opportunity for Black Men and Boys: Public Opinion, Media Depictions and Media Consumption -- A product of Opportunity Agenda

This report seeks to combat distorted media images of black men and boys and improve their opportunities by analyzing and publicizing data developed through extensive audits conducted by scholars and researchers over more than a decade.

Tagged with: Media and Communications, Research for Action, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Health & Family, Select Papers / Booklets

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