OUR STATEMENT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE
Racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia and any other form of discrimination is not welcome here.
Inequities affect the social determinants of health — the conditions which affect where people are born, grow, live and age. Rates of at-risk and problem gambling, as with many other public health issues, are higher among Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
Here are some of our tenants:
We believe racism is a systemic and priority public health issue. We believe Black lives matter.
We will not welcome, and will call out, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia and any other form of discrimination when we see it.
We recognize our own need to do more to support Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), Latinx and those identifying as LGBTQIA+ by supporting more efforts to address these communities.
We understand we lack BIPOC representation on our Board of Directors, and we are actively seeking qualified and passionate board members to better serve BIPOC populations.
We are committed to continuously listen, learn, and act.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.