Embracing Equity in Bartholomew County
Equity E-Mail Journey
We would like to invite you to take a Racial Equity E-mail Journey with us to help our community collectively better understand issues around equity, inclusion, and race. The United Way of Bartholomew County is committed to doing all we can to build a more equitable future for all.
On this journey, you will register to receive one e-mail every two weeks for 12 weeks. In these six e-mails, We will unpack how equity plays a role in determining outcomes of people through different stages of life depending on their intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and/or socioeconomic standing. Each e-mail will begin with an introduction of the topic and will include a list of options that let you explore more on that subject. Feel free to do all the options if you are inclined. Most activities in the e-mail take between 5 and 10 minutes, with a few going longer.
If you would like to join us, click here to register.
Racism and Equity
Nationwide protests in response to racial injustice have called attention to the underlying racism, prejudice and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with the humanity and respect they deserve.
United Way of Bartholomew County stands with everyone impacted by the recent acts of racism and violence, as well as with those who have been affected by these issues since long before the protests began.
As a community, we can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights, freedoms, and opportunities of every person in our community are protected. We must come together to call out discrimination and demand its removal from our community; otherwise, we are endorsing the status quo and are complicit in the abuses that follow.
Part of our mission has always been to identify the issues that pose the greatest challenges for our community. Race, equity and inclusion have always been a part of our conversations, and moving forward, we plan to use what we have gathered to play our role in affecting change for the community.
After all, one thing is clear: we all have a role to play in creating a more equitable future.
We are asking you to stand United to make our community the place it needs to be – equitable, respectful and opportunity-filled for all individuals.
Our Community Conversations event, along with Imagine Columbus, is a proud partner of the Columbus Area Bicentennial.
Our group and events align with the Bicentennial goal of celebrating and exploring common ground as part of the Columbus Area Bicentennial. To learn more about the Columbus Area Bicentennial, click here.