PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich, Connecticut proudly supports YWCA Greenwich in recognition of Stand Against Racism; and
WHEREAS, Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness about the impact of racism and to build community among those who work for racial justice. This campaign is one part of a larger national strategy to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all; and
WHEREAS, We recognize and acknowledge how homelessness relates to social, public health and criminal issues such as domestic violence, and how other health, educational and criminal justice institutions play a role in homelessness; and
WHEREAS, Research shows that Black and African American individuals make up 11 percent of the Connecticut population but are 37 percent of the homeless population and furthermore each year in Connecticut there are typically more than 500 domestic violence survivors who are homeless; and
WHEREAS, We know that recognizing and addressing the consequences of racism is crucial to eliminating inequities in homelessness and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities; and
WHEREAS, Over 100 businesses, non-profits, schools, faith communities, and the Town of Greenwich commit to Stand Against Racism every day; and
WHEREAS, We salute YWCA Greenwich in its necessary mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all members of our community to join me in standing against racism to create a better, brighter and more hopeful future.