We believe that respect for the inherent dignity of all individuals is fundamental to the promotion of behavioral health and well-being. Every individual and group should be safe, secure, and included in society. Every individual’s voice should be heard, and every individual should be valued. Hate and oppression have no place.
Recent events in the United States and internationally have reminded us—yet again—that prejudices, injustices, and inequalities are embedded in society, from social structures to institutions to cultures.
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This resolution is an update of an earlier Resolution on Racism from August 2017.