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Anti-Racism Resources

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
The unrest in our country in the wake of the deaths of too many Black lives underscores how crucial it is to dismantle our inequitable systems. We have been committed to equity as an organization and through our CORE work, but now see that equity is not enough. Systemic racism creates barriers for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, upholds all other forms of oppression, and is an injustice to us all. United Way of Snohomish County recommits to centering equity but will also strive to be anti-racist in all facets of our organization, intentionally disrupt White-dominant culture, and work to create spaces where our staff, board, and partners feel comfortable being their authentic selves. Missteps are to be expected but we’ll use them as an opportunity to grow and learn rather than be defensive. We’re on this journey with you.
 
Racism, hatred, and discrimination in any form toward any community will not be tolerated. We also stand in solidarity with our Asian communities and want to direct your attention to this list of resources to learn, give, and take action. 
 

OUR EQUITY WORKGROUP

The following staff are members of our Equity Workgroup. The purpose of the Equity Workgroup is to support the organization’s equity strategies; provide consult on equity issues across the organization, as needed; and serve as knowledgeable thought partners to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment at United Way of Snohomish County.  

Molly Fay-Cruz (she/her)
Director of Operations, Impact, & Investment
425.374.5506
 
John Sese (he/him)
Senior Accounting Manager
425.374.5511
 
Sara McArdle (she/her)
Senior Graphic Designer
425.374.5520

 

WANT TO STRENGTHEN YOUR OWN COMMITMENT?
Getting started is the first step. Here's a list of videos, podcasts, reading materials, and social media accounts to follow to learn and practice more.
 
As new resources become available, we will refresh the links on this page.

 

Listen
Read
Act
  1. Find Out Whose Land You’re On
  2. Interrupt Racial Jokes
  3. Contact your elected officials. Find yours here by plugging in your information and clicking “My Elected Officials” in the left sidebar.
  4. Join or otherwise support the equity team at your school, workplace, or place of worship.
  5. Share these links with loved ones or even invite them to participate with you in a racial equity “challenge” like the one listed below.. Let people know you are not neutral!
Other Great Resource Compilations
  1. Stop Asian Hate List from Launch
  2. 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
  3. 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  4. Antiracist Resources
  5. Anti Racist Kids
  6. Resources from Dr. Robin DiAngelo
 
Racism, hatred, and discrimination in any form toward any community will not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with our Asian communities and want to direct your attention to this list of resources to learn, give, and take action.