Racial Justice Statement
Our mission is to preserve the independence, hope and dignity for the low-income and at-risk people we serve. This can only be accomplished if we call attention and object to the many obstacles that are in place for communities of color.
We want our clients, staff, volunteers and supporters to know that we are allied to face this challenge. In doing so, we must listen to our community, oppose racism, and promote a fair and just legal system for all. In our 53 years of service, our mission has brought us to fight against inequities from denial of fair housing opportunities to health disparities and more.
We remain committed to eliminating barriers to justice through high-quality legal services, education, and community partnerships. Today we commit to engaging in courageous internal conversations and training on racism in our Race and Equity Conversations Series. Bay Area Legal Services will take this time to LISTEN … LEARN … and ACT in order to ensure our commitment to equality, racial equity and providing access to justice. For the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, we mourn and seek justice together.
Richard Woltmann (CEO/President)
Joan Boles (Deputy Director)