LAB Equity Lens

SAGE’s LAB serves as an intergenerational bridge to advance solutions to challenges facing coming generations.  The LAB nurtures a healthy and prosperous future through intergenerational teams that identify and prioritize the challenges facing our shared future; confront these challenges through intergenerational action; and create an enduring culture of activism and civic duty in young and older adults, and inspire them to volunteer in efforts prioritized by the LAB.  The LAB regards equity as the central issue underlying the cumulation of problems facing our communities, and generated this Equity Lens:

Statement of Intent

It is crucial for us to consider how our choices and actions will impact those most vulnerable in our community and society. We must consider the history of actions taken before our time and we must prioritize actions that will bring equity to communities that have been historically marginalized. These communities include, but are not limited to, the Black community, the Latinx community, the Asian and Pacific Islander community, refugee and immigrant communities, the Indigenous community, the LGBTQ community, low-income individuals, and women.

In our attempt to find intergenerational solutions, we will consider new actions through the following equity lens and use it to continually reassess our actions and decisions.


  • Systemic & Institutional Barriers to Access
    • Have we considered the systemic and institutional barriers to accessing the process or products of our work? For example:
      • Economics
      • Transportation
      • Childcare
      • Language
      • Others
  • Stakeholders
    • Are all communities who will be or have been impacted by the problem been reached out to and consulted?
    • Does everyone have a voice, are they being listened to, is their expertise and experience being recognized?
    • Do we know enough about the stakeholder, the issue, and their history to be able to ask the correct questions?
  • Assumptions
    • Are we acknowledging the history of the actions that have been taken before us and our own assumptions and stereotypes that may influence our thinking?
    • How have our experiences or privilege biased our vision of how to affect change?


Learn more about the LAB.