“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
This is an important moment in history. The world that some of our loved ones operate within on a daily basis is being laid bare for us all to see, and hopefully deeply feel. It is clear to us at Rebuilding Together South Sound that much of the economic disparity we see in our client’s lives are a direct result of an unequal and inequitable playing field of systemic injustice.
Our Board of Directors and staff have been on a journey over the last few years working to increase our diversity, equity and inclusion as leaders and as an organization. This journey has no endpoint. We strive to become better partners, to listen carefully, and to use our voice to lift up and amplify the voices of our underserved, underrepresented and under-voiced neighbors.
We will stumble, and then we will get back up and continue the journey. We will walk alongside and support our partners. We will continue to share the good work being done in our community and hope that you will join us. To that end, please check out the links below and learn, participate, grow as you can.
I am inspired by my colleagues who are seizing this opportunity to look and actually see, to listen and actually hear, and to get involved and be an active participant in the change that must take place in our society. I am inspired by volunteers motivated to do more – and to do better. I am inspired by peaceful protests in Tacoma. Now, more than ever, it is time for all of us to follow through on our promises and create safe homes and communities for everyone.
Support black businesses - search the Tacoma Urban League’s Black Business Directory: https://www.tulmembers.com/business
Sesame Street special from Saturday for you and your children - Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html
National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal: https://nmaahc.si.edu/about/news/national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-releases-talking-about-race-web?fbclid=IwAR3pXCBoVDCwNmindKdRv5ewUrx1FKMU8dFGzzcoCBubKocnAb-XY9UfYVY