Legal Aid Introduces its Racial Justice Values Statement
Legal Aid’s Racial Justice Values Statement:
Diversity, inclusion and equity are core values for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, and it is critical that we incorporate these values into all aspects of our work. We recognize the particular and highly detrimental impact of racism – and Minnesota’s racial disparities – on MMLA’s clients and staff. We will therefore devote special attention to issues of racial justice.
We commit to:
- Ensuring our work is rooted in the communities which we serve
- Strengthening MMLA’s organizational capacity through increased racial diversity, inclusion and equity
- Developing and applying a racial equity lens to our work with clients
- Advancing the cause of racial justice in our client representation and policy advocacy work.