AJLI and JLW’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
On June 8, 2020, AJLI’s Board of Directors, voted on the following external statement condemning racism, racial injustice, and racial discrimination. The Junior League of Washington is proud to support these efforts to create lasting change and foster a culture of anti-racism in our communities.
The Association of Junior Leagues International condemns discrimination, racism, and racial injustice in our communities and in our Junior Leagues. Black women and other women of color have been systemically denied equity and inclusion in our economy, education, civic privileges, and responsibilities in the voluntary sector, including in The Junior League. As affirmed by our member Junior Leagues, we are accelerating our efforts to take action and advance definitive, measurable policies and practices that eliminate racism in our countries, our communities, and our Junior Leagues. When we do this, we unlock tremendous power for our communities and realize our vision of women around the world as catalysts for lasting change.