UNA BOULDER COUNTY CHAPTER
CAMPAIGN FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
The Boulder County Chapter of the United Nations Association declares in the
strongest terms its support for the Black community and other minorities in the
struggle to achieve equality, security, and justice. Consistent with the United
Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we pledge to work toward
reforms and policies that will make the principles in the Declaration a reality in
the United States of America.
These principles include:
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights;”
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person;”
“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile.”
We fully support the Black Lives Matter movement and the use of protests to
advance the cause. We condemn in the strongest terms the police brutality and
discriminatory judicial systems that have oppressed, unfairly incarcerated, and
taken the lives of Blacks and other minorities. We will work to eliminate racism,
all forms of racial discrimination, unequal access to quality education and
economic opportunity, unequal treatment before the law, and the perpetuation
We will support the Black community and other minorities in their
pursuit of decent livelihoods, access to health care, financial security, adequate
housing, and safe and robust neighborhoods.
Our support of this cause goes beyond a statement of concern.
We pledge that the Boulder County Chapter of UNA will promote societal reforms, new laws, and policies that will move us towards a more equal and just society.
Towards these ends we have established the following goals:
1. Learn from members of disadvantaged groups what policies and reforms are
priorities for them in this battle for equal rights, so that we can better support
their goals; this includes organizing listening sessions with members of minority
2. Increase the representation of minorities in our chapter, inviting participation as
interns or as members of our Board of Directors, who will perhaps take on a
leadership role as we chart a path toward racial equality and justice;
3. Focus advocacy efforts on political action leading to policies that advance social
justice, and join with UNA-USA, Campaign Zero, and local advocacy groups to
strengthen these efforts.
4. Influence local, state, and federal law enforcement legislation and
implementation of reforms;
5. Promote minority-owned businesses through our members and our networks;
6. Support organizations that are at the forefront of the struggle for racial
equality and justice by earmarking a portion of our annual budget to them and by
collaborating in fundraising for programs that are of mutual concern to the
organization and UNA-BC.
Black communities and other minorities have faced centuries of oppression,
racism, and unequal treatment before the law. Achieving social justice and
equality will not come overnight, nor will it be easy. The UNA-BC chapter is
dedicated to the task.
JOIN US on meetup.com every fourth Tuesday of the month for virtual discussions and meetups regarding racial injustice.
MEETUP SCHEDULED SESSIONS + UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday 12/2 at 5 PM: Courageous Conversations Listening Session with Aimee Kane.
The United Nations Association of Boulder County has been moved by the strength of the Black Lives Matter movement and corresponding protests. We understand that systemic racial injustices happen in communities across the world and our region is no different. We recognize our responsibility to take action to help address systemic racial inequity in our county and beyond.
In order to better understand the nature of racial injustice, please join us for a community listening session where we encourage honest discussions about the racial prejudices and barriers in our society. This is an opportunity for our community to grow together and mobilize to fight for equitable policies and actions at home and abroad.
We encourage everyone to attend and share their stories and suggestions. We know that we cannot tell your story and look forward to hearing from you. We are also interested in hearing your recommendations for actions that our organization can take to advance the cause of racial justice.