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Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Since 2000, Union Academy has been guided by its mission to develop character in all students. As a national school of character, we reaffirm our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion in the treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality. To this end, Union Academy does not tolerate racial prejudice, discrimination or injustice. Racism of any kind is anathema to the ideals and values upon which Union Academy was founded and now stands. Moving forward, Union Academy is committed to doing its part as a school to end systemic racism in society. We are a school where every student, parent, teacher and community member should feel known, safe, supported and respected. More than ever, we are a school community committed to advancing the noble goals of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Union Academy will continue working to ensure that all voices are heard and represented in our school community. We remain resolute to develop in our students the confidence and character to make their own voices heard in a complex, challenging and changing world.
This is to highlight a person in history that has made a difference in our world.  Someone we may not know about, or know little about.  
As a historian, I look to enhance our understanding of the past by introducing new people who have contributed to deep and profound changes around the world. 

 Jeannette Rankin: Broke Barriers Before Women Could Vote

The first woman elected to Congress in 1916, Jeannette Rankin didn’t always know she wanted to be in politics. Her political interest began when she returned to school in 1910 at the University of Washington in Seattle, and joined the state suffrage organization. Over the next four years, she spoke and lobbied for women's suffrage.

Ultimately serving two terms in the House, Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote against the U.S. participation in both World Wars. She also served as an officer for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and campaigned for maternal and child health care and to the regulation of hours and wages of women workers.

Continuing her pacifist traditions, Rankin helped form the “Jeannette Rankin Brigade,” a collection of some five thousand feminists, pacifists, students and others who opposed to the Vietnam War.

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