United Way will invest in organizations, networks and programs that spark dialogue and action to improve equity in Brevard. Achieving greater social justice requires a commitment and a sustained effort that can only be accomplished when all parties come together to act united.
Our Statement on Equity
“We, at United Way of Brevard, are outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and so many other recent acts of racism and violence. Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to their families and all those affected by these tragedies. These recent incidents involving violence and threats against African-Americans, expose the persistent and underlying racism, prejudice and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with the humanity and respect they deserve. As a nation and as a community, we can and must do better to ensure equal rights. At United Way, we believe that to achieve racial equity, we must unite as a society and commit to systemic change. We stand in solidarity with leaders and other organizations addressing racial injustice and discrimination across our nation. And we seek to listen to voices in our community to begin change locally. The current events may serve as a catalyst, but lasting change will only come if we persevere through the quiet periods as well as the crises of the moment. We can and will contribute to accelerating the pace of change. You will hear more in the coming days and weeks, as we seek to move from words to actions.”