United Way's Equity Vision
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
United Way's Equity Definition
Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.
Reference: United Way. Shared Definition and Vision of Equity. Retrieved on 14 December 2021. Shared definition & vision of equity | United Way Equity Framework
Let's Stand United
Our mantra has always been to LIVE UNITED because we know there is strength in numbers. The more we denounce racism and ethnic discrimination- the more we work together to advocate for human dignity, equity, and social justice the greater our collective impact will be.
We stand stronger when we LIVE UNITED.
Anti-racism/Ethnic Discrimination Resources:
- Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials
- Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture - Equity in the Center
- Implicit Bias Review - Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity