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We Are Not Okay

A Statement from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

June 1, 2020

We are not okay.

At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, our vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live cannot be achieved without acknowledging the inhumanity endured by black communities for centuries.

We resolve to listen.

We resolve to use our voice to advocate.

We resolve to name racism when we see it.

We resolve to work alongside those who are building a more equitable Philadelphia.

We resolve to hold ourselves accountable.

Educational Resource List

Habitat Philadelphia Race and Housing Series

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today” 

“Y’all Hear Us, But You Ain’t Listening” – Tobias Harris

“Black People Are Tired” – Dawn Staley

“Pride Began With A Protest: How Gay Rights Are Connected To Black Lives Matter”

“Educate Yourself Today: The African American History Museum Wants to Help You Talk About Race and Racism”

“10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship”

“Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide” – Tatiana Mac