Our hearts are broken. They break for George Floyd, and Dion Johnson, and Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality and the oppressive racist systems that literally do not let certain people breathe. As advocates for equity, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona stands in solidarity with Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities and look to their leadership in building a society that works for everyone.
The reality is that this isn’t new, and that our systems are not “broken” – they are working exactly as they were designed, which is to protect some and disempower others. These systems have failed us and we must start over. Equity is the ONLY acceptable outcome.
Our mission at WFSA is centered around gender equity, which cannot be realized without racial equity. In commitment to our mission, and our commitment to participate in the movement to build an equitable society, we:
Silence is complicity.
With that, it is important to note that words are nice but they are not enough. The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is ready to participate when invited by our BIPOC leaders, both during this time and in the ongoing efforts to rebuild from a place of and for equality for all. We commit to use our voice to work with officials in redirecting funds to increase opportunity for BIPOC community members; use our vote to elect women and women of color to change the face of power; use our funds to support women of color-led organizations that are building an equitable economy.
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