Last week CWLA sent a letter to the President, speaking out against the violence, hatred and biggotry demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday August 11 and Saturday, August 12.  In a message to CWLA membership, CWLA President & CEO Christine James-Brown, told members,

“As you know, a core principle of the National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare states that

Individuals, families, communities, organizations and systems work together to understand and promote equality, cultural humility, and strong racial cultural and ethnic identity;  while showing consideration for individual differences and respecting the sovereign rights of tribes”.  There is not a more relevant time then now for us to collectively advance this principle.”

In the Letter to the President (signed by the Board and Management) CWLA told the President,

“We call on you, as President and as a leader of the free world, to condemn, without qualification, hesitation, and reservation, the un-American, unhumane, racist, and anti-Semitic hate espoused by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right. Anything less is unacceptable, beneath the dignity of the Office of President of the United States, ignores the values of everything America stands for, and sacrifices the moral authority and responsibility of our nation in the eyes of the world.”