This article was first published in the Liberty Reporter: 2014 Summer Newsletter >>
A New Coalition Championing Racial Equity
In 2013, the ACLU of Utah held a public event, to present on our current racial justice programs. Community members attending felt a need to have a wider discussion on systemic racial injustice in Utah. A diverse group of several dozen came together for the next meeting bringing their concerns over problems of racism in Utah and their desire to mobilize so that realistic solutions could be explored. Consequently a new multicultural and multiracial coalition was established to work towards racial equity in Utah.
In early 2014, the coalition became Racially Just Utah, reflecting the coalition’s agreed mission: to positively and proactively ensure racial equity in Utah through policy, accountability, and education. The coalition holds open meetings once a month and has created teams to help create a platform to implement ideas and goals.
For more information about Racially Just Utah, and to sign up for the email list, visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/Racially-Just-Utah