CU Strategic Planning's Pledge: Black Lives Matter!
CU Strategic Planning exists to create equitable access to financial resources for the disenfranchised and overlooked. Since its founding, it has been and continues to be a voice for the voiceless and a champion for causes that dismantle prejudice and promote inclusion.
In light of what is happening in our country now, CU Strategic Planning stands strongly with its black community in boldly declaring that black lives matter. The murder of George Floyd captivated our nation, but countless others such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin left a hole in the hearts of many African Americans across this country.
We, the owners and staff, have a strong disdain for racism and any system designed to perpetuate it. CU Strategic Planning is leading discussions on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in our industry by propelling the first individual to speak on the topic and subject matter expert, Ronaldo Hardy. His bright mind, national leadership, and exceptional work earned his equity as an equal owner in our firm. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not an attempt to follow a trending topic, but rather to model it in our everyday lives. We are a woman, minority, and LGBTQ+ owned business.
As we move forward, we do so by digging deeper into our efforts to continue educating ourselves and the credit union industry on how to best model this in our organizations. We do so with an intent to create legislative, educational, and financial reform. We do so with the understanding that systems have to be completely dismantled and rebuilt in order to create pathways to a better future. A future that considers all and is built on the foundation of equity. We believe we are a part of the solution, and we pledge our commitment to building this future.
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