As an African American led agency we witness and experience the constant trauma inflicted upon communities of color every day by people in institutions that don’t value Black and Brown lives.
We stand with the millions of people here and around the world who are outraged and calling for justice in the murder of George Floyd and all Black brothers and sisters who have been traumatized, marginalized and killed because of our country’s legacy of racism and discrimination.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its hugely disproportionate impact on the Black community, Unity Care has partnered with the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet to launch a new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK.
This Bay Area Community Health Initiative will increase awareness and education about COVID-19 and work to protect and improve health and well-being in the Black community.
This urgent initiative is consistent with Unity Care’s long-standing focus on educating and training system partners to engage with communities of color more effectively. Our acclaimed Transcultural Engagement Model enables us to develop trusting relationships that are critical to working with communities of color.
In mid-July we launched COVID-19 BLACK, which provides a platform for members of the African ancestry community to shape a narrative of their own experiences and leverages the community’s strengths to take a stand against COVID-19. Check out the COVID-19 BLACK website.
In the wake of recent events, many people are asking what they can do to end racism in their own communities and institutions. Here are some ways you can get involved. If you would like more information about a specific action or need help finding resources, please email us at email@example.com.
We are still expanding this list, so we encourage you to check back occasionally for more information and tools.