Statement from United Way of Greater Newark’s Board of Trustees and Catherine P. Wilson, President & CEO
The senseless violence against George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and thousands of others is unacceptable. Our communities are hurting, and we must do better. Now, more than ever, we are committed to addressing the systemic factors that contribute to racism as a public health issue, affecting black and brown people across the country.
Together, we must begin dismantling systems and policies that contribute to these disproportionate outcomes and begin to build equity in our communities. We must continue having hard conversations and creating spaces that make people feel comfortable doing so. Most importantly, we must listen and learn.
United Way of Greater Newark stands with our partners and community leaders that are working every day to eradicate hate, discrimination and prejudice and we encourage others to do the same. We are proud to join with our community to work towards a just society where racism plays no part.
In order to support the community and our non-profit partners during the COVID-19 crisis, we have established The Community COVID-19 Fund.
UWGN is regularly monitoring the situation and will be updating this page as new information and resources become available.
To disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening, collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.
Catherine P. Wilson, President & CEO
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