Dismantling white supremacy is directly connected to our mission of ensuring women and girls have the opportunity to reach their full potential. When white supremacy and misogyny are partnered, women of color are the ones who are disproportionately oppressed, hurt and murdered. Collectively, we must continue to change the narrative of violence against women and we cannot remain silent when racist rhetoric is used—because it is killing people.
We are enraged that women continue to be targeted in their workplaces, homes and on the streets. We remain committed to listening to, amplifying and centering the voices of those who live at the margins. We will continue to work to impact large-scale innovative systems so that all women and girls can be free from violence.
To the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
To survivors of gender-based violence.
To women who have been targets of racist and misogynistic violence in their workplace.
We see you. You matter. We stand in solidarity with you.
Please read the full statement from the Women’s Funding Network. You can also read a Midlands Voices article in the Omaha World-Herald by Lorraine Chang and Krystal Vuong Wenger, two of our board members.