Dear Peacebuilders Supporter,
In this criticial time, we would like to share with you our statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement:
Peacebuilders Camp condemns all violence against Black people, especially senseless murders by law enforcement. Events over recent days and weeks have reaffirmed our mission to educate and empower the next generation of social justice advocates is more critical than ever. Our foundational beliefs and values compel us to stand against systemic racism and white supremacy and to amplify the voices of those calling for a reordering of our society. We honor and remember ALL the Black Lives that have been taken from us.
Drawing on the values outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we unequivocally condemn actions by police and military forces that at present are further dehumanizing marginalized communities by violating their rights to life and security of person, the prohibition against their arbitrary arrest, their right to a fair trial, their right to presumption of innocence, their right to freedom of expression, and their right to peaceably assemble.
We urge all in our Peacebuilders family to educate themselves and find a way to meaningfully contribute to dialog and action toward a more just society. For a list of suggestions, we recommend: https://m4bl.org/week-of-action/
Quayneshia Smith, Program Director
Marilyn McGinnis, Co-founder and Curriculum Director
Niya Randall, Chair of the Board of Directors