We are only a few days past the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s tragic death and it is important to note that one of the best ways to prevent repeating these abhorrent and tragic events is through education and intentional actions. Family & Children’s Place remains committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and has been working tirelessly to increase access to resources for staff and ensure the conversations and work don’t stop.
Black lives matter. The lives of every child, youth and adult who has experienced racism, inequity, trauma, injustice and discrimination matter. And what matters most is for Family & Children’s Place to remain an ally and advocate for racial equity and justice.
The most recent strategic plan includes specific goals to ensure our Board and Staff composition reflect the demographics of the metropolitan statistical area and a formal process created to embed equity, diversity and inclusion into all that we do. We will continue to work with an outside consultant to to help us meet our goals and reassess our procedures for a more equitable and inclusive work environment.
Change begins with each and every one of us. We must do better for Breonna, for our society, for our children and for every person who has been a victim of racism, bigotry and injustice. Family & Children’s Place is on the side of justice and seeks to turn hurt into hope for all.