United Against Racism – A Movement Not a Moment
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley believes that every person is entitled to a guarantee of fundamental human rights, freedoms, and dignity.
For over 400 years African Americans have been treated unfairly and inequitably. In response to these historical and current inequities, United Way stands behind the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight for racial justice.
We are committed to the work of ensuring people of color have equal access to a good education, quality healthcare and financial stability.
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s staff, and Board of Directors are now and forever United Against Racism and United for Equity.
We believe that we must all do our part, working United, to make our communities the places that we need them to be – diverse, equitable, inclusive, respectful and opportunity-filled.
Statement from United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s President & CEO on equity and access to justice
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up our community. We respect and value the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to effectively address the issues facing our community. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values. Diversity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. United Way fosters an environment that leverages contributions of diverse individuals and organizations to create a better life for all. United Way respects the diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse partners results in solutions to address complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
Join our staff as we learn more about how to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our community:
- 2/9: Black History is American History Discussion
- 1/26: Staff completed a virtual privilege walk on paper and shared results
- 10/30: Selma, movie viewing and discussion- available on Amazon Prime
- 10/28: REI Groundwater Approach
- 10/13: Staff discussed two videos: On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion and Marley Dias talks Institutional Racism
- 9/22: Seeing and Naming Racism in Non-Profit and Public Organizations
- 8/27: John Lewis: Good Trouble, movie viewing and discussion
Our Board of Directors and Staff participated in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge © by the American Bar Association. We invite you to take the challenge along with us.