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Changing Language, Changing Minds: Using Restorative Language to Promote Solidarity and Equity

March 2022 — Restorative, or humanizing, language removes stereotypes and labels and shows solidarity and support to people and communities impacted by a variety of circumstances. As we deepen our engagement into the ways that systemic oppression can affect our work in the health, education, workforce and justice sectors, we also encourage our clients and partners to lead change. As a catalyst, FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning has created the Restorative Language Guide to improve our language, respect the people and communities that we serve across the United States, and honor communities that have been traditionally underserved.