June 15, 2020
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police is sadly one of many incidents fueled by the continued practice of systemic racism in the United States. As a Board, we refuse to remain silent in the face of this internationally offensive and brutal violation of human rights and dignity. People of color all over the world continue to constitute the most marginalized groups in our global societies, with respect to unequal access to education, health services, housing, basic security and freedom of political participation. People of color are too often subject to multiple forms of discrimination and/or bias in societies across the world.
As a Board, we pledge to engage in the work of reflection, self-education and discovery of these issues and intentionally transform our work to ensure active support for anti-racist forms of activity and advocacy. We advocate these steps for our alumni partners all over the world.