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Those who say it can't be done usually interrupt those doing it.

-James Baldwin

Demonstrators hold yellow signs with black writing that say: Stop Asian Hate, Hate is a Virus, and more.
Three people stand in front of a black, red, green, and gold balloon arch celebrating Juneteenth, which is written in gold balloon letters.
Three people celebrating pride. One is wrapped in a pride flag, and another holds a small pride flag.
Five adorable children dressed in clothing representing their diverse cultures at Monroe's Belonging festival.

MISSION / MISIÓN

The Monroe Equity Community is a collaborative commitment to create space for everyone to be represented, seen, and heard, without harm, all cultures to be honored, and all people to access opportunities according to their need.

 

We approach our mission together, working as agents of change, addressing inequity, racism, and systemic biases that exist in our schools, city, and community.

 

We will be intentional to incorporate a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to improve decision making and leverage the positive impacts of Monroe’s diversity.

El Consejo de Equidad de Monroe busca crear una comunidad inclusiva y equitativa al:

  • Ser un ejemplo para que los residentes y negocios del área metropolitana de Monroe y que lideren con amor, equidad, respeto, compasión y justicia.

  • Asegurar que los miembros y grupos de la comunidad desatendidos tengan la oportunidad de que sus voces sean escuchadas.

  • Alentar a las organizaciones locales a crear asociaciones de trabajo con miembros y grupos de la comunidad desatendidos.

A performance during Monroe's Pride celebration. A performer holds the hand of a youth wearing a bisexual flag. A rainbow balloon arch is in the background.

JOIN THE BOARD

We are intentional in our commitment to incorporate a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to improve decision making and leverage the positive impacts of Monroe's diversity.  If you are passionate about doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Monroe, please apply to JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS by filling out this form!

VISION / VISIÓN

The Monroe Equity Community will create a safe and inclusive community in which all voices are heard and all people have the ability to access the same opportunities


El consejo de equidad de Monroe creará una comunidad segura e inclusiva en la que se escuchen todas las voces de todas las personas y que tengan la capacidad de acceder a las mismas oportunidades.

The mural that was created during the first Monroe Juneteenth celebration. One artist stands on each side of the mural.
The first known demonstration for Black Lives in Monroe. A diverse group walks confidently carrying signs that say "Jesus loves Black Lives," "Black Lives Matter," "I will stand with you," and more.
A group stands on a corner in downtown Monroe demonstrating for reproductive rights. Signs read: "My body my choice," "You can only ban safe abortion," "women's rights are human rights," "no one is free when others are oppressed," and "mother by choice." A dog, a boxer, has a sign around their neck saying "Heck the Patriarchy"
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