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What's missing from this picture?

By Learning Forward
October 2018
Vol. 39 No. 5

For many educators, the image above is a familiar representation of the difference between equality and equity. But many people think the graphic could be improved — including the creator of the original version, business professor Craig Froehle.

The Center for Story-based Strategy teamed up with the Interaction Institute for Social Change to create #The4thBox tool kit to help educators, students, and others come up with their own version of the image that better represents current realities and needs. The project started after it became clear in workshops and trainings how much the original illustration tends to contain, rather than unleash, participants’ imagination about equality and equity.

The tool kit provides paper-craft tools so users can generate new images and discussion tools to facilitate conversations about equity, equality, and the larger concepts of liberation and fulfillment.

The goal of the tool kit is to engage the imagination to make conversations about equity a journey, not a destination.

Here are images that others have created using the tool kit. What else can we add to this conversation?

Find the free tools at www.storybasedstrategy.org/the-4th-box.



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