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At United Way of the Columbia Willamette we focus our work on serving the most marginalized and underserved groups and we know that centering race and ethnicity is critical to ending the historical and social inequities that continue to exist in our region. To learn more about our commitment to racial equity visit our Leading with Equity page

As part of our continuing work on advancing racial equity, we’ve put together a compilation of local and national resources created by multiple organizations. The content in this section includes books and resources for children to understand what race is, how race plays a part in all of our lives, and why race in America is important. Great for parents who believe their child can be an agent of change against racial inequity!

Children books


For parents


Find more tools and materials on our Racial Equity resources page, to increase your own understanding and to help others work toward racial justice.