We Stand In Solidarity With The Black Community
In recent months and weeks we’ve witnessed the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and David McAtee by law enforcement. These tragic and horrific events are only the most recent in a long history of acts of racism and violence committed against the African American community.
We at Friends of the Inyo stand in solidarity with the Black community and support their fight for justice and for the end of the racism that exists throughout our society.
We are listening. We hear you. We support you.
But we understand that words are meaningless unless they are backed up with actions. So we are beginning justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) training for our staff and board, as well as working to integrate JEDI goals and policies into our organization’s strategic plan.
We understand these first steps are only part of an ongoing process of change, so we are committed to following through on the necessary actions in the future to realize this change.
If you are moved as we are to take strong action against racism at this critical time, here are some resources for you to learn more about how to join the fight against racism both personally and within your community:
- ACLU | Take Action
- Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages
- Global Citizen | 7 Ways You Can Step Up for Racial Justice Right Now
- Guide to Allyship
and where you can donate:
- Black Visions Collective
- Campaign Zero
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Innocence Project
- Know Your Rights Camp