Voices That Matter

Voices That Matter

The ASBA “Voices That Matter Campaign” was created to honor voices, emotions and experiences on racial injustice in the United States.
ASBA condemns racism and police brutality against black people. Along with our community, we mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the endless list of black lives lost as a direct result of racism, white supremacy, and systemic oppression.
Black, brown and other underrepresented voices in our schools must be amplified. This campaign is one opportunity to do this and help our staff and members express themselves and heal through these difficult times.

Jill Humphreys

Gilbert Public Schools Board Member/ASBA Maricopa Co-County Director

One of the strengths of the Arizona School Boards Association is the diversity of our members. We come together—Native American, Latinx, African American, Asian American, and white—to provide the best schools in every community across Arizona.

As I have pondered this goal, I have wondered how can I be a voice for those who do not have a voice? What can I do as a school board member to remove barriers of racism? Here is my belief and my commitment.

I believe in building an inclusive culture that affirms the unique importance of every individual and empowers each person to embrace diversity and treat others with dignity and respect.

I will collaborate with every student, family, staff member, and administrator in ensuring safe and welcoming school communities through strengthening social-emotional supports and diversity training, closing learning and achievement gaps, and providing equitable access for all.