The history of racism has taken its toll every day on our nation’s black and brown children and families. Black people have historically had far fewer opportunities for living wage employment, quality education, health, mental health, and access to other services.
We know that it is only when those who are impacted by our national, state, and local policies are equally heard and represented that we can address longstanding inequities, change polices and overcome historical and current trauma and disparities.
This is a moment for Family Voices of Minnesota as an organization and us as individuals to stop and reflect on how we can do better. We are committed to listen, learn, and stand united with black families, colleagues, neighbors, and friends as we all work to end structural racism. We believe
Black Lives Matter
~Carolyn Allshouse, Executive Director, Family Voices of MN