Building Families First Community Organization, INC.



The Equity Manifesto

It begins by joining together, believing in the potency of inclusion, and building from a common bond.

It embraces complexity as cause for collaboration, accepting that our fates are inextricable.

It recognizes local leaders as national leaders, nurturing the wisdom and creativity within every community as essential to
solving the nation’s problems.

It demands honesty and forthrightness, calling out racism and oppression, both overt and systemic.

It strives for the power to realize our goals while summoning the grace to sustain them.

It requires that we understand the past, without being trapped in it; embrace the present, without being constrained by it; and
look to the future, guided by the hopes and courage of those who have fought before and beside us.

This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Unlocking
the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.

The Equity Manifesto has been inspired by the work, commitments, insights, and resolve of the many partners with whom PolicyLink has shared this
journey. Please use it, share it, and reflect on it in your lives, your work, your struggle.  Just please don’t change it.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®.

Headquaters
38099 Schoolcraft Road, Ste 125       Livonia, MI 48140                               734-743-1351
info@bffcdo.org

Detroit Location
2nd Chance Ministries
2535 Michigan Ave.
Detroit Mi 48216
313-473-7583

734-743-1351
info@bffco.org
38099 Schoolcraft Suite 125
Livonia MI 48150
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Weekends - CLOSED