STANDING UNITED FOR
At United Way, we are challenging ourselves and others to create a community free of institutional racism, bias, and ethnic discrimination. As we continue our work to end poverty in greater Greensboro, we are committed to creating systemic change so that everyone has equal opportunity to thrive.
Over the past several months, we have hosted a series of public conversations and met with local leaders concerned about racial equity. Watch the following:
- Video recording of the June 5 2020 Community Conversation on Equity, Justice and Economic Mobility
- Video recording of the July 17 2020 Community Conversation hosted by African American Leadership on Equity and Justice
- Video recording of August 21, 2020 Community Conversation on Race and Equity
- Video recording of October 27, 2020 Bylaw Amendment Meeting
- Video recordings of End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn sessions – many have a racial equity lens
View an updated version of the PowerPoint presentation that was shared during these community conversations. This evergreen document now contains two additional slides. These slides highlight the steps United Way took to bring together community leaders from key sectors and defines next steps.
Spreading the Word
- Note from United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO Michelle Gethers-Clark. Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO shares her own reflections and outlines actionable items.
- “Leaders of all ages, ethnicities, sectors needed to solve this” by Michelle Gethers-Clark. This letter was originally published on June 11, 2020 in the Triad Business Journal.
UWGG’s Updated Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Statement
On October 27, 2020 United Way of Greater Greensboro hosted a public meeting to vote on Bylaw Amendments related to diversity and equity. The amendment unanimously passed. During this meeting, UWGG unveiled the organization’s new diversity, inclusion and equity statement. To read the statement, please click here.