What People Are Saying About Roll of the Dice:

“The Roll of the Dice game is pure genius! Rarely do we have an opportunity to broaden our understanding of the range of systems at work that perpetuate and maintain racial and economic disparities, in a real world simulation. It is an experience everyone (at all levels) working in education, criminal justice, and other human service organizations need to experience. It will change how you look at the plight of marginalized people in America and force you to think deeply about how they should be served.”  

             -- Pamela A. Taylor, Ph.D. -- Center for the Study of Justice in Society Associate Professor Curriculum and Instruction Program College of Education Seattle University

"Roll of the Dice is a powerful approach to educating people about how institutional policies and practices and embedded inequities converge to perpetuate racial disparities.  It brings the stories behind the disparities to life, gets people talking to one another, and sets the stage for a deeper examination of the issues and what we as individuals and a community can do to resolve them."

-          Yvonne Redding-White, Community Impact Manager, United Way of King County

“Roll the Dice is an excellent way to learn about disparities in social and economic outcomes.  It is fun, informative and accessible. John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas is an engaging and knowledgeable facilitator and teacher of these issues.  I highly recommend Roll the Dice to anyone who wants to learn more about disparities affecting our communities.”

-          Leo Sergio Morales, Physician-Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute and Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington

"The Roll of the Dice program addresses important issues in our community. Roll of the Dice is a particularly effective way to meet friends and gain valuable knowledge about resources to address racial and economic inequities in the community."

-          Joe D. Coulter, Ph.D., Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

“Roll the Dice is an effective, experiential process that can lead participants to a deeper level of understanding about institutional racism."

-          Paula Steinke, Community Engagement Manager, Child Care Resources