In fall of 2020, LHiNC formed an Equity Committee to ensure the organization followed through on its commitment made after George Floyd’s murder to “use our resources – financial, political and human – in ways that support long-time efforts to address systemic racism and inequity.”
The Equity Committee developed a vision statement to guide future board decisions and actions. Approved and adopted by the LHiNC Board in March 2021, it reads:
LHiNC envisions a Community where we:
- Recognize diversity and equity as core values that drive decision-making, resource allocation, and the development of all policies and practices within the neighborhood council and greater community.
- Collaborate internally and externally to support the needs of Linden Hills residents and the greater Minneapolis community in which we live and work.
- Act based on historical knowledge and racial and socioeconomic awareness to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our community.
What do you think? LHiNC would like to hear your thoughts on this vision statement. Please share your feedback here.