Organizational Statement in response to the killing of George Floyd
We cannot be silent. A statement from Haiti Partners’ Board and Staff.
The brutality we all witnessed as George Floyd died is horrific. It is especially challenging as the culmination of a week in which multiple acts of violence against the black community made national headlines. These acts are part of a generations-long pattern of systemic violence against people of color. We mourn these senseless deaths and grieve the losses families and friends of these victims are experiencing. And we are committed to working toward a more just and peaceful society that would avert such atrocities in the future.
Haiti was born of similar, unthinkable violence rooted in white supremacy and suffers from the effects of those horrors to this day. At Haiti Partners, we stand against violence that is inflicted on others, especially by those in positions of power against those who are oppressed or vulnerable. Haiti Partners believes those adversely affected by these ongoing challenges need a voice. Our work is committed to combating inequality and oppression through respectful, inclusive education and dialogue.
Haiti Partners is dedicated to creating conditions for every voice to be heard.
- We believe in education that respects the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- We believe in leadership through example and encouragement, not fear or coercion.
- We believe community is built by listening with humility, empathy, and compassion.
- We hear the pain of the black community and stand against the violence that has caused it.
Haiti Partners is building a diverse network of partners committed to creating and delivering on an educational model for a more just and peaceful society. We are here to listen, we are here to dialogue, we are here to share hope. We invite you to add your voice.