I wanted to share this important call to action from Brian Gallagher of United Way Worldwide. We must work harder together on this topic. It is not enough to be outraged…we must do better than feel bad. Racism is not an issue just for some. It hurts all of us. It stifles our community from its true best potential. While, the issue of persistent racism is complicated and although I have been engaged in equity work, I am still not sure what I can do but that cannot be an excuse.
So, I am committing myself to do something…each day. And today, I am responding to this call to action by publicly raising my hand and saying I want to be part of this change. I am standing up to say I am willing to do what it takes. I am seeking ways to translate my feelings of outrage into actions and I am inviting you to join me. Ask me how to get more involved in equity efforts in New Hampshire that I am involved with. I will connect you to the good work I know that is already going on across our state. I am asking you to tell me more about what I personally could be doing and what #unitedwaygn could be doing to help “bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.”
United Way’s core principles are founded in equity…. every person in every community. As a friend of United Way of Greater Nashua, please read Brian’s message in the link below. Reach out to me with your thoughts and ideas about the essential steps we need to take to move our community forward with equity. Thank you for listening.
Liz Fitzgerald, United Way of Greater Nashua
Director of Community Impact
Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide