April 20, 2021 — Today, Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd and we are grateful that justice has been served. Yet, there is so much more work to be done to fight racism in our country and our organization is dedicated to doing our part in this work.
March 24, 2021 — Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region strongly condemns anti-Asian racism and racism in all forms. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those lost in the recent Atlanta shootings. As we continue our journey toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization, we commit to doing the necessary work to dismantle racism and discrimination against Asians and to standing alongside our Asian community members in a collective fight against hatred and violence.
February 15, 2021 — On President’s Day, as we think about the 46 people who have served as President of the United States of America, we cannot escape the fact that we have had only one President who is Black and have – only now — our first Vice President who is a woman, who is Black, and who is of Asian descent. Why is this? Racism, discrimination, and marginalization have kept people of color from achieving official positions of power in significant numbers for centuries. This has much to do with the story of our country’s founding and development that we were taught in school.
February 1, 2021 — Learning about the past is critical to moving forward to become an anti-racist organization. Specifically, this means learning about the history of systemic and institutional racism that Blacks have suffered for centuries as well as the many achievements and contributions that Blacks have made, despite the racism that they experience even to this day.