We will not be silent in the face of injustice, inequality and racism.
Social injustice exists and persists every day for people of color, people with disabilities, and groups disenfranchised because of religion, gender identity, age and sexual orientation. We still have work to do to address systemic racism and ensure everyone has an equal chance to succeed and thrive.
This week, many watched the Derek Chauvin verdict being read while reflecting on the loss of George Floyd’s life and the moments this past year that have pained so many. In recognizing the grief and hurt, we also acknowledge that this historic trial and the guilty verdict on all three charges gives us some sense of hope in our justice system. The verdict was a reminder of why we fight for justice for all and is a step forward in the fight against bias and injustice.
At the core of our mission, The Family Resource Network and Affiliates fundamentally denounces discrimination. We are committed to respecting the dignity and rights of all. Every day, FRN helps people with disabilities and chronic health conditions find independence, support, and inclusion. We advocate for their equality, and we have a responsibility to make sure we are fighting for ALL.
The Family Resource Network and Affiliates remain committed to the continued path ahead. We pledge to do more as an organization. We will speak out on issues of injustice. We will remain determined to drive meaningful, deliberate change on a broad scale to make a positive impact in the lives of the people we serve, our staff, and our communities.