What is the UNITE Pinellas Collective?

UNITE Pinellas is collective of organizations and individuals united in a common mission to increase race equity through county-wide systems change. The collective focuses is on policy, practice and narrative solutions.

Mission: Systemic change that generates racial and income fairness and equity.

Origin and Approach


The aftermath of the disparity data from the Failure Factory articles moved a group of organizations to consider the question of equity. Careful listening and analysis led to 3-prong approach aimed at changes to:

Social and Institutional Practices

Day-to-day practices that generate racially biased outcomes


Local state and national laws and regulations that allocate resources and influence access to opportunity

Traditional Narratives of Blame

Language, images, frames and cognitive cues that form the public’s conventional wisdom about race and poverty

UNITE Pinellas Collective Members

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