June 15, 2020 / News
Over the past weeks, we’ve learned silence is no longer acceptable. And while we have long been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we can do more, and that starts with being a force for change. We've been quiet for far too long. Too quiet in speaking out against police brutality and violence. Too quiet in acknowledging the detrimental racial disparities and inequities in our state. Too quiet in understanding the challenges our BIPOC colleagues face every day.
We know we must take action and responsibility to fight the systemic racism that permeates our community and nation, demand accountability for George Floyd’s death and the murders of other Black men, women and people, and fight against the many acts of intolerance, discrimination and racism that Black and Brown people suffer daily.
To do this well, we must first act within our own walls. Colle McVoy is recommitting to six initiatives to create change for a better future, including:
We know these initiatives alone are not enough but they will pave the path for future growth and equity. We promise to go deeper and do better, listen to ideas from all voices and fight for racial equality and systemic change.
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