Women’s Foundation of Florida Statement of Solidarity and Condemnation of Police Brutality
The Women’s Foundation of Florida unequivocally stands with the Black community. Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity against the ongoing systemic, implicit and, too often, overt racism that plagues our country. We know there is a better way, and we are committed to working together for racial equity and justice.
And too many others…
We need to say their names and acknowledge the violence, injustice, and discrimination directed at the Black community.
Racism is a public health crisis that requires us to rise up against hate and violence and also challenge ourselves to look within and acknowledge our own bias. Now is the time to truly listen to what we are being told by Black individuals and community organizations and take action.
The Women’s Foundation of Florida is committed to empowering women to be leaders and change the way the world works. To achieve this mission we must recommit ourselves to also being an anti-racist organization.
We are committed to listening, learning, and acting to challenge racism in all its forms. This won’t be easy and it will require radical changes to how the world works, and we as an organization and individuals show up and act.
Please join us in this work for racial justice. Below are a few ways you can get started:
Read – Learn How to be Anti-Racist from this great Resource List
Join – Women’s Foundation of Florida Racial Justice Mailing List
Take Action –
- The Bail Project launched a national emergency bailout hotline anyone can call to help bail out a friend or family member.
- You can support bail funds in your city by consulting the Community Justice Exchange’s National Bail Fund Network, which keeps a database on local efforts or donating directly to National Bail Out.
- You can also donate directly to families of people killed by police. The families of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other people who have been murdered by police need financial support to pay for legal and other bills.
The Women’s Foundation of Florida empowers women and girls to be leaders so they can change the world.
We began in 2007 as the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County and in March 2017 expanded to the Women’s Foundation of Florida to ensure women are visible, valued and heard across the state.
Learn more about the Foundation in the video below. Special thanks to Legal Graphicworks, Inc. for donating the production of this video about our mission.
Women’s Foundation of Florida Video – #LeadLikeThisThank you to Legal Graphicworks, Inc. for donating the production of this video about our mission.
Posted by Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County on Thursday, May 23, 2019
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