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Justice & Equity Center

Justice & Equity Center

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core values of MidPenn Legal Services (MidPenn) and fundamental to our work. Our goal is to ensure that MidPenn is:

  • an accepting, responsive, safe and fair workplace with a diverse staff at every level;
  • an organization that embraces equity and challenges structures of oppression and other forms of bias, internally and externally, and in partnership with clients, low-income communities, and other allies;
  • an inclusive environment in which all employees are able to perform at our best; feel valued, respected, and motivated; contribute views and ideas for improvement; have professional development, leadership and learning opportunities; and challenge each other to continually build this environment and culture.

DEI Community Allies

As legal advocates representing marginalized populations, it is our duty to stand up against inequity, injustice, and racial disparity. Through our work, we must continue to work to dismantle systems that discriminate against marginalized populations. With your support, we will continue to be social agents of change in promoting justice and equality, both through our legal work and community interactions across our organization.  To donate to MidPenn's Justice & Equity Center click here.

DEI Learning Links

Join MidPenn Legal Services' staff as we continue on our journey by exploring these learning links. New resources will be added each Monday.

  • Luvvie Ajayi Jones isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi Jones shares three questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down -- and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

  • The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a \"conversational third rail.\" But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.

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