At the start of 2020 I don’t think any of us could have imagined what we would go through and where we would be at this moment.
I tend to focus and comment on areas that I see are in my area of expertise and influence.
I am surrounded every day by caring, welcoming, positive, and thoughtful people. I am truly grateful for this. It also means I don’t have much experience or understanding of the problems that a great many people deal with on a day to day basis.
I don’t actually know or interact with anyone that is affected by these issues. I feel a bit like a fraud trying to make some statement when I likely can’t come close to comprehending the extent of the problems.
At certain times it becomes extremely important to let people know where you stand and what you believe in.
The current situation has highlighted that I need to be proactive in sharing my beliefs and be a part of the solution.
I was talking to Jessie this morning about wanting to make a statement about what we stand for but feeling like it wasn’t my place.
He told me “Yeah you aren’t affected but you are a human with feelings and know what is right and wrong.”
He was absolutely correct.
As such here are a few things I want you to know we stand for.
We believe everyone deserves to be treated equally, fairly, and humanely.
We believe we all need to work collectively to eliminate racism, social injustices, and discrimination
We support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
We will be actively looking for ways our organization can be a positive force and part of the solution.
Tomorrow we will be sharing a large change we will be making in line with these beliefs.
Thank you for your support and being a part of our amazing community.