Clara Cantor

Community Organizer | Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Pronouns: she/her
Clara Cantor, from Seattle, Washington, is a passionate community builder with a background in community organizing and leadership development. Clara is a Community Organizer for Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, a grassroots transportation organization advocating for safety and accessibility for people walking, rolling, biking, and riding transit. She has been an active member of the Puget Sound Cohort on Equity, Infrastructure, and Environment since 2018 and has organized and led trainings and workshops for a wide variety of audiences. Clara enjoys making art, befriending neighbors, building community, and local political advocacy.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Beyond checking a box - a toolkit to strengthen your organization’s racial equity practices

Is your organization committed to working towards racial equity, but struggling to create a tangible work plan or to identify your next steps? This workshop will introduce a collaboratively-created racial equity assessment tool that helps organizations and coalitions create workable next steps for internal and external practices and policies, wherever they are in their racial equity learning and journey. You’ll get hands-on practice, a chance to work collaboratively with other racial equity leaders, and tools to take home with you that outline a clear path forward for you and your organization.

This racial equity assessment tool was created communally by the Puget Sound Cohort on Equity, Infrastructure, and the Environment to answer the question of how multiracial coalitions hold each other and themselves accountable in a way that advances racial equity, and what that can that look like in practice. The toolkit is designed to assist white-led or majority-white organizations in self-identifying their current level of racial equity accountability and provides concrete next steps for organizations to follow, wherever they are in their racial equity practice.

In this workshop we will walk through the assessment tool’s four levels of accountability: individual, organizational, with community, and in building solidarity with other organizations. Participants will reflect on their own organizations and discuss next steps, resources, and continued learning tailored to each aspect and level of racial equity practice.

Speakers: Ellany Kayce, Clara Cantor, Aselefech Evans