St. Joe Foundation’s program officer participates in racial equity panel

St. Joe Foundation’s Vulnerable Populations Program Officer Angela Stanley was invited to participate as a panelist along with Nikki Quintana, Rose Costello, Julie Sanchez, and Dani Tippmann in the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s August 12 Summer Salon on racial equity.

“Equity is about deliberate and intentional action to create an environment where everyone has access to opportunities and the ability to thrive,” shared Stanley.

“We’re all better off if we can all have the same opportunities to reach our fullest potential without huge structural roadblocks. We’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s hard work, but it’s not impossible.”

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, who sponsor the St. Joe Foundation, emphasize social justice as part of their mission, which reads, in part:

Empowered by the same Spirit, we women religious commit ourselves to

  • respect and value each person we serve in our diverse ministries,
  • stand with the poor and powerless in the search for justice,
  • use our talents and resources in response to the emerging needs of Church and society, and
  • share ministry and nurture leadership in our efforts to bring peace to the world.