The Floyd Family Center for Social Equity operates with the following values for all groups of people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, or religion. Our aim is to be inclusive of all people.
In all the ways we are different, we will create understanding, acceptance, and value in those differences.
EQUITY & FAIRNESS
Create fairness, equal treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement in the community and workplace.
Generate an environment of belonging and respect by promoting a sense of community and shared purpose.
Expose opportunities for all members of society to be productive, benefit from and contribute to an economically just society (e.g. earning and elevating wages, benefiting from scholarships and financial aid, participating in affordable housing improvements and development, etc.)
Ensure equal access to wealth, healthcare, wellness, justice, privileges, and opportunities.
Support equity for all students by distributing resources fairly, treating all students equitably so that they feel safe and secure, and promoting equality within the education system and curriculum.
GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2021
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. This legislation makes it easier for the federal government to successfully prosecute police misconduct cases, ends racial and religious profiling and eliminates qualified immunity for law enforcement. The legislation bans the use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants—which took the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Eric Garner—at the federal level and encourages states to do the same. This package will finally allow meaningful accountability in cases of police brutality.