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Un-Fair Campaign Releases Report “A Year in Review”
Un-Fair Campaign Year in Review
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March 29, 2013, Duluth, MN – The first week in February, the Un-Fair Campaign held three community meetings. Over 150 people attended and there were deep and honest conversations about the Campaign and racism in this community. Our community has shown a great deal of courage and a genuine desire to end racism over the past year. We appreciate the commitment shown by people all over the region who have come together to learn, teach, communicate, and mobilize for racial equity.
The next step in our work together as a community is to unite in our commitment to end systematic racism, individually and institutionally. As the Un-Fair Campaign wraps up the public education phase of the campaign it will be moving into a community wide effort. We invite everyone to participate in the next step—a Community Stand Against Racism. Action teams are being formed to address disparities in employment, education, criminal justice, housing and health and we invite you to join one. No Racism signs are also available to hang in your home, place of business or place of worship. The signs are available on the Un-Fair Campaign website and in City Hall at the Human Rights Office. We encourage everyone to take a stand against racism wherever and whenever you see it!
On April 8th, the Un-Fair Campaign publicly released a report called “Un-Fair Campaign—A Year in Review”. The report summarizes the results of the educational campaign and outlines steps for moving forward. As we move into a Community Stand Against Racism there will be multiple ways to get involved. We ask all community members to support these efforts to end racism and racial disparities.
The Un-Fair Campaign remains united in our commitment to end systemic racism, individually and institutionally. Since June 2011, the Campaign has added three additional partners, and two partners have left. The Un-Fair Campaign, made up of diverse organizations and institutions, remains focused on the impacts of racism and the damage caused by racial disparities.
Community Stand Against Racism Sign
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“An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak and impossible to remain silent.” Those words are carved atop of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, dedicated to the three black men senselessly lynched by an angry white mob in downtown Duluth in 1920. This dark and disgusting chapter of Duluth’s history will forever serve as our reminder of our collective civic duty as a community to stand up to racism and all other forms of discrimination and hatred.
Racism is an issue that we don’t like talking about. The Un-Fair Campaign was developed to look at racism and to encourage a community dialogue about the causes and solutions.
Racism is a complex social issue and depending upon what you see as the causes of racism you have ideas about the solutions.
We invite you to spend time on this website and to ask yourself how you may be part of the problem as well as part of the solution.
See it. Know it. Stop it.