Unity Care CEO Asks Community to Join the Fight Against Racism

Credit: Accesswire- Published on June 25, 2020
*Unity Care CEO André Chapman's mission is to eradicate systemic racism*

*SAN JOSE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 25, 2020 / *Based in San Jose, CA, Unity Care provides stable affordable housing and supportive services for youth and young adults as they age out of foster care. The African American-led nonprofit agency fights for equality and justice for youth and families in the foster care system.

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Unity Care CEO André Chapman recently wrote a call to action for the community to take a stand against racism. It began by addressing Floyd directly.

"Words cannot express the deep pain in my bones as my heart aches with sorrow for what happened to you at the hands of those who took an oath to protect and serve," CEO André Chapman of Unity Care began. "I can only pray that your soul is at rest as you sit at the feet of Jesus watching the world come to your defense saying ‘enough is enough.'"

The letter goes on to reflect on Floyd and other Black men and women who have lost their lives to racism and imagine them together watching events unfold from Heaven. It expresses hopes and prayers that George Floyd's death has sparked something in Americans that will finally put an end to ‘401 years of hatred and violence.'

"As an African American man and nonprofit Founder and CEO of nearly 27 years I have dedicated my life's mission to service of others to eradicate the systemic racism that is pervasive in every aspect of our society," says the CEO of Unity Care San Jose CA. "I know this journey all too well, like many who have experienced the constant knee on our necks at the mercy of institutions and individuals that don't value communities of color."

The CEO's letter not only expresses sorrow for past injustices and hope for the future, but it also leaves readers with clear takeaways that they can incorporate to help fight racism and violence. It asks readers to educate themselves on institutional racism and the African American experience before listing many useful resources to get started. It also asks readers to take action if they encounter racism and to invest in communities through African American-led non-profit agencies like Unity Care San Jose CA.

*In closing, CEO André Chapman remarks:*

"This is a moment in history that will forever be remembered. Our ability to turn this moment into a sustainable movement of change depends on our White brothers and sisters staying engaged and concerned about the well-being of their Black brothers, sisters, and communities of color."


André Chapman
Unity Care San Jose, CA

*SOURCE: *Unity Care
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