Children Now Solidarity Statement for Racial Equity and Justice

The events of the last week have brought widespread focus on the systemic racism that is deeply embedded in our society.

California’s children are watching our response. We collectively have a responsibility to instill anti-racist, pro-black narratives, break down systems of racial oppression and injustice, and ensure our policies and practices are effective toward that end.

Systemic racism is the primary obstacle to all kids reaching their full potential. In our fight for equity and high quality in early childhood, education, health and child welfare programs,  Children Now stands with partners and communities throughout the state in support of dismantling systems and policies that actively harm black and brown kids.