Racial Equity Statement
TAC celebrates the lives of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Daniel Prude, and Tony McDade, and mourns and condemns their deaths. The continuing killing, victimization, and oppression of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other historically disenfranchised groups that have occurred throughout America’s history must end. These populations experience lesser access to our nation’s human services, health care, homelessness, and affordable housing systems, and consistently experience poorer system outcomes when compared with the broader population.
TAC is committed to helping housing and health care systems implement policies and practices that empower all people to live healthy, independent lives. This commitment requires that we work to advance racial and social justice.
In order to fully realize TAC’s mission, we have made the following commitments:
- To embody racial equity and social justice principles while unlearning white-dominant culture and other forms of oppression (including sexism, cisgenderism, ageism, adultism, heterosexism, nationalism, ableism, classism, elitism, and ethnocentrism).
- To attract, retain, and promote racially diverse staff at all levels of our organization including senior leadership and the board of directors.
- To ensure that the agency’s internal policies and practices are anti-racist and that they promote equity and inclusion.
- To address issues of equity in our work with our clients, ensuring that technical assistance, training, and policy support provided by TAC recognize the destructive impact of racial and social inequity and offer effective solutions that eliminate disparities.
- To ensure ongoing agency-wide racial equity and social justice trainings for all staff, senior leadership, and the board of directors, in order to develop a shared understanding of vocabulary, frameworks, tools, and other best practices.
- To identify and implement strategies in our provision of technical assistance that center people with lived expertise.
- To work on identifying and dismantling institutional racism, anti-Blackness, Indigenous invisibility, and other forms of oppression within TAC and in the systems with which we work.
- To measure our progress while being in accountable relationships with the individuals and communities experiencing the greatest impact.
TAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.