At the United Way of Larimer County, we believe that all people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and to have equal access to justice.
We are outraged and incredibly saddened by recent events that have resulted in the loss of black lives in our country.
We are committed to fighting the violence and unjust effects of individual and institutional racism that persist for African Americans in 2020.
Larimer County is filled with caring individuals who work or get involved to address injustice.
In the wake of recent events, we call on each citizen and community leader to take a stand against racism and to contribute to a County where all people feel valued, safe, and have equal opportunity to succeed.
At UWLC, we are actively working toward a better future for all citizens. We will continue to meet with community leaders to address issues of racial inequity. We will continue to prioritize underrepresented voices as we recruit members for our Board of Directors and committees. And we will ask our board to discuss and adopt actionable steps, including systems changes, that will assure that United Way advances equity through community engagement, advocacy, and grant making.
Together, we can strengthen our community in a way that respects differences and lifts up individuals who have suffered from institutional racism.
Together, we can seize this moment of national focus; creating a future where today’s injustices are firmly relegated to the past.