A Statement of Solidarity Against Racism and Discrimination

United Way of Clallam County stands against all forms for racism and discrimination.

Our Mission is to strengthen our community by helping people live safe, healthy, and productive lives. We cannot do this without taking a strong stance against racial injustice, inequity, and oppression against all members of our community. 

United Way of Clallam County is committed to condemning racism in all facets of our organization. We pledge to intentionally disrupt all forms of discrimination, and work to create spaces where our staff, board, and partners feel comfortable being their authentic selves. 

We envision living in a place where everyone is supported socially, economically, and in their physical and mental health. Therefore, we stand with, advocate for and support members of our community who are disproportionately impacted by discrimination.

We must all do our part, working United, to make our communities the places that we need them to be – equitable, respectful and opportunity-filled. We define equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional and historic barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.   

We, as a society, can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights and freedoms of every person in every community are protected.  

Racism, hatred, and discrimination in any form toward any member of our community will not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Black, Latino, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities and want to direct your attention to this list of resources to learn, give, and take action.

Resources for expanded learning:

About Washington Tribes

Changing The Narrative About Native Americans: A Guide for Allies

In Solidarity With the Asian American Community 

The 1619 Project

The Safe Zone Project

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

103 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

50 States, 50 Difference Ways of Teaching America's Past

50+ Resources For LGBTQIA Allies

We welcome conversation, additions, and/or corrections to the content on this page. Please contact us at info@unitedwayclallam.org with questions or comments.