Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. Sean Reed.
With heavy hearts, we say their names – and many others – and express our deepest condolences to the friends and families of the many victims of police brutality and the racism that continues to oppress and threaten the lives and well-being of people of color.
Institutional and systemic racism is at the root of every crisis we tackle as an organization: climate justice, food insecurity, and health inequity. With each of these global crises amplifying the danger of the next, racism is an all too common thread and threat multiplier for communities of color.
At a time when so many of us are asking what we can do, we are deepening our commitment to standing in solidarity with black communities, listening with open minds, and thoughtfully collaborating with our partners and communities. At Health Care Without Harm, we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you. We are working to address our own shortcomings by using our organizational power and privilege to dismantle systems of oppression and prioritize organization-wide racial equity education and action.
Together, we must vehemently denounce racism and police brutality, and actively seek to dismantle the systems of racial inequity and injustice.