Each year, the global community marks March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in an effort to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination, and this is The Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination.
This past year, we’ve seen a rise in instances of racism and discrimination across our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the unequal access to services, opportunities, and realization of basic human rights that racialized communities face. At Kindred Credit Union, this grieves us. Compelled by our core values of compassion, integrity, and stewardship, we’re actively taking steps to uncover and remove any conditions that cause or help perpetuate discrimination or marginalization in, or by, our organization, and supporting similar activities in the communities we serve.
“Inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities” includes challenging racism and oppression in all its forms, and we’re all responsible to work towards building communities where everyone can thrive, feel safe, and prosper.