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
of segregation. 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 concerns. 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 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 on 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 or 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 for virtual discussions and meet ups regarding racial injustice.
MEETUP SCHEDULED SESSIONS
Listening Session 1
Community Listening Session: Facing Racial Injustice
When: Tuesday, July 28th, 5:30pm MT. via the UNA-BC meetup Group
The United Nations Association of Boulder County stands against systemic racism. We have been moved by the recent protests and are invested in taking action to help address racial inequity in our community.
Please join us for a community listening session where we encourage honest, open, and frank discussions around race.
This will be facilitated as a safe space for discussing the impact of racial discrimination.
The UNA-BC is here to listen to our diverse community and provide an opportunity to learn and grow together in the face of unsettling times.
We encourage everyone to attend and share stories of race in our community. In particular, we would like to understand how we as a chapter can do better in the fight against racial injustice.
5:30pm - 5:45pm: General welcome and introductions of the organizers.
5:45pm – 7:00pm: Listening session. We will give each participant the chance to tell their stories and for other participants to respond. A mediator will carefully monitor that the discussion remains respectful to create a safe space for everyone.