Community Medical Centers stands with Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders during this tragic time. Violence directed at those of AAPI descent goes against everything we believe. The recent murders in Georgia and recent anti-AAPI violence much closer to home strike at the very core of our organization and our communities.
Community Medical Centers was established more than 50 years ago by activists determined to deliver healthcare to migrant farmworkers. Today, CMC is dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of all we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, color, language, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
But those are just words, and we at CMC know we are not perfect and that our actions must always match those words. While our staff is diverse and reflective of the communities we serve, we realize we must always work to make our sites safe and welcoming for patients and staff. We are determined to keep fighting white supremacy and racism in all forms. It is our responsibility.
We made a similar pledge last summer during a horrific time of racist violence. Since then, we have been working as an organization to create a safe space to have uncomfortable conversations, to question what is built into our foundation, and to change what we can. We must make sure we do not miss any opportunities to move CMC toward equity.