“We stand united against the cruelty and injustices of systemic racism.”
In June 2020, we stood in solidarity after the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Today, we continue to stand United.
United against the cruelty and injustices of systemic racism experienced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in our country. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a surge of hate crimes, and violence, perpetuating a long history of discrimination against AAPIs. As in June, we remain committed that no member of our community should ever experience these acts of hatred or live in fear.
We support our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members and their right to feel safe wherever they are, and wherever they go.
We know anti-racist work does not revolve around media, but is something that should be focused on every day no matter the headlines. Once again, we ask that our community stand United alongside us. United against the increasing violence and discrimination towards AAPIs in our country. United with our community members who confront racism and fear every day.
Together, we demand, and commit to continued work toward the quality of life, equality, and equitable access that will only come from a Community UNITED.
Thank you for letting us stand united with you,
Christine Benero, President & CEO of Mile High United Way and Catherine Hance, Chair, Mile High United Way Board of Trustees