A Statement of Solidarity and Action

The PSGA Board stands in solidarity with our region’s Black community and the fight to end systemic racism and racially motivated violence. The long list of people killed out of hate and brutality now includes Manuel Ellis, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin. We say their names because their lives matter, and we must stand in solidarity to put a stop to police brutality and white supremacy.

PSGA’s Board recognizes that our organization has significant work ahead. We acknowledge that we are often missing voices from black, indigenous, and communities of color in our panels, our Board, our committees, and our membership. We know that we cannot be silent about this, and that we must commit to applying an anti-racist lens to our work.

We also recognize that words must be accompanied by tangible actions. In June we committed to revising our annual Grants Competition so that it will center on the racial justice work proposed by organizations. We look forward to updating you with more actions in the future. To learn more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Committee, or to volunteer, please contact us at [email protected].

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