In the United States, in New York and on Long Island, we are seeing an increase in prejudice, hate, and discrimination. Our neighbors and community members are being targeted and discriminated against based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. It is inexcusable and must be stopped.
Three years ago, the United Nations dubbed March 1st as Zero Discrimination Day. This campaign, started by UNAIDS, is “the opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.” Today, the world celebrates the fourth Zero Discrimination Day, and it is more important than ever for us to raise awareness for this global movement of solidarity.
At HWCLI, we stand for tolerance, compassion, and understanding for our diverse communities on Long Island and all over the world. We believe that diversity, in our organization and in our region, is what makes us most successful. We believe in erasing stigmas and empowering our community. For those of you being targeted or discriminated against; we see you and we stand with you today and every day.
Join us and a global community of advocates in celebrating Zero Discrimination Day. Together, we can make a difference for our community and our society. Use the #ZeroDiscrimination to share why you are standing up for zero discrimination.