We recognize that structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in our communities. At UWSC, we pledge to not only denounce racism, but to oppose all forms of intersecting oppression, including sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and every other form of systemic oppression.
We continue to believe that in order to achieve our mission, we must continuously strive to be relevant and responsive to Seneca County as a whole. As our community grows in its diversity, we must remain increasingly intentional about aligning our practices, policies, staffing and volunteers to reflect the changing communities we serve.
As such, the United Way of Seneca County recognizes diversity to include all human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one. Race, gender, gender identity, geographic origin, culture, age, ability, sexual orientation, economic status, marital status and religion are just some of the characteristics that shape us as people. Inclusion is our strategy to leverage the diversity of our community.
We pledge to continually serve to be a model of diversity and inclusion; committed to creating a supportive environment that enables all people, donors, staff, board members, volunteers and community partners, to perform to their potential by fostering teamwork and maximizing contributions that highlight the unique skills and talents of all Seneca County residents.