WIDE Lincoln is a collective of Lincoln, MA residents and employees that serves to help the town of Lincoln create and sustain a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse culture that actively supports the equitable and just treatment of all individuals in the community.
We developed and carried out the CARAT Training, a series of workshops for all town organizations, departments and boards in Lincoln to attend to develop anti-bias Action Plans. Over 45 organizations sent leaders to the training, helping to sow the seeds of anti-racism throughout every community space in town. Thanks to the support of the Ogden Codman Trust, we offered the trainings for free. We followed this up with the Equity Pause trainings, helping organizations further hone their Action Plans.
We continue to develop new trainings. Please contact us for your specific needs.
We have helped groups navigate collecting and incorporating the voices of various stakeholders, centering equity in the design and implementation of their projects, and creating cultures of respect and repair.
We would love to hear from you about what you need from us and how we can support you – what you’ve started working on, where you have experienced success, and where you need information, support or guidance.
Part of our mission is to build a library of resources that organizations can contribute to and learn from. We hope you’ll share documents, websites, and ideas for others to use, as well as letting us point you towards information from other organizations in town. If we don’t know the answer yet, we will work to help you find it.
So what do you need from us?
We would love if you contact us so that we can be sure to include the voice of the community while we design our trainings, meetings and plans for the future.