ANTI-RACISM AND ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Connecticut United Ways recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.

We unequivocally denounce racism and ethnic discrimination in all forms, and we remain committed to building a future of greater opportunity and true equity for all people living in our communities. We act by tackling the structural barriers to equity from past and present systemic racism that have impeded the health, safety and well being of traditionally marginalized people.

Connecticut United Ways will continue to work with residents across all communities to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

We commit to taking positive action to fight structural racism and ethnic discrimination by: eliminating structural barriers; holding ourselves and our community partners accountable; advocating for social justice; elevating community voice; engaging in further training to address our biases; and, practicing the change we seek to realize with a vision of a more equitable future for all.