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Equity Pause

In Spring 2021, WIDE offered a Community Anti-Racist Advocate Training (CARAT), a three-session virtual training open to members of all Lincoln organizations, boards and departments who were looking to deepen their knowledge and develop skills in the practice of anti-racism127 community members representing 49 Lincoln organizations participated to work towards individualized Equity Action Plans.

Participants were guided towards reviewing policies, procedures, cultural norms, and individual biases within their organizations; and were guided in discussing strategies for implementing sustainable change to foster equity and inclusion. 

CARAT sessions were run by Kathy Lopes of InKlusion Consulting and offered at no cost thanks to the support of the Ogden Codman Trust.

Each of the 49 town boards, commissions, departments and organizations were responsible for submitting their Equity Action Plans and 6- and 12-month progress reports.

As a follow up to CARAT, WIDE has offered a training to teach the skill of Equity Pauses. 

An Equity Pause is literally a pause in planning, preparation, or observation to consider who is doing the work, in what way it empowers others from as many perspectives as possible, and how our identity influences our thinking, allowing us to recognize what biases, structures, and assumptions are at play. We must learn to pause to recognize who may not be represented. 

An Equity Pause is a series of prompts to help us understand more about our own identities and how they lead to our decision-making. Equity Pauses are designed to help us acknowledge issues of racial, socio-economic, of gender, and family structure bias so that we can make conscious decisions about how to address our biases.


CARAT Participants

Town Departments

Town Boards and Commissions

Town Organizations

Town of Lincoln, Conservation Department

Town of Lincoln, Council on Aging

Town of Lincoln, Fire Department

Town of Lincoln, Public Library

Town of Lincoln, Parks and Recreation


Town of Lincoln, Police Department

Town of Lincoln, Public Schools

Town of Lincoln, Select Board

Town of Lincoln, Water Department 

Town of Lincoln, Administrator

Town of Lincoln, Clerk’s Office

Town of Lincoln, Finance Department

Town of Lincoln, IT Department

Town of Lincoln, Planning Department

Bemis Free Lecture Series

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Friends of COA

Green Energy Committee

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust

Town of Lincoln, Capital Planning


Town of Lincoln, COA Board

Town of Lincoln, Finance Committee 

Town of Lincoln, Housing Commission

Town of Lincoln, Friends of the Library

Town of Lincoln, Library Trustees

Town of Lincoln, School Committee

Town of Lincoln, Water Commission

Town of Lincoln, Planning Board

First Parish in Lincoln 

Garden Club

Girl Scouts

Goodnow Library

Lincoln Cultural Council

Lincoln Democratic Town Committee

Lincoln Family Association

Lincoln Nursery School

Lincoln School Foundation

Lincoln Woods

Lincoln Youth Soccer

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding

Program Inc.

Magic Garden Children’s Center

METCO Coordinating Committee

Mothers Out Front


Saint. Vincent. de Paul Lincoln Weston

The Commons

The Food Project

The Lincoln Foundation 

The Walden Woods Project