Pushing Equity Forward
By Tobi Shannon, American Family Insurance Insurance Community and Social Impact Specialist
In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating and protecting real people, real families and real communities with real dreams. From historic victories, perspectives and trailblazers, to community initiatives and future planning, American Family Insurance honors the fearless dreamers of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Learn more.
The 2023 national theme for Black History Month is Black Resistance. When I think about this year’s theme, it makes me especially proud to be Black American, knowing how my ancestors resisted so that I could be here.
Black history, which is American history, directly correlates to the legacy my ancestors left for me to uphold. In fact, this history, which a lot of folks are just beginning to uncover in the U.S., gives us a real chance to grapple with our individual and collective power when it comes to resisting injustices in our world.
The reality is, there is a lack of equitability in our country; even philanthropy — the system I work within everyday — has contributed to this inequity.
Despite this, each of us have the unique opportunity to resist these inequities and engage with our ecosystem on macro and micro levels. Understanding where I fit in this ecosystem is key; it drives my divine purpose, passed down by ancestors who resisted oppression to survive.
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Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 12th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,000 employees nationwide.