HomeField Alliance Statement on Fighting Systemic Racism31 May, 2020
HomeField Alliance Statement on Fighting Systemic Racism
To Our HomeField Family,
Over the last few days, a mix of anger, frustration, confusion, resentment, fear and a multitude of other emotions have been tough to process for all of us. We at HomeField Alliance are tired, upset, and grieve the unnecessary deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade, and countless others, known and unknown.
The police brutality hurting our communities and killing our neighbors is a result of systemic racism that has been an open wound on our society for as long as we’ve called this land home. This oppression has existed for far too long and we must come together for long overdue justice and equality.
It is our core belief that change lies within all of us and, as a result, that any inaction is unacceptable.
We started HomeField because we wanted to bring together the voices of a diverse group of people to make an impact on our industry. While that same industry currently faces a challenging environment, we know that there are a multitude of far greater challenges and losses taking places as our black communities face discrimination and racism again and again.
It’s important now more than ever that we come together and speak out to create change. Those in the LGBTQ+ community are all too familiar with the slow pace that comes with the arc of change. For those who are black and queer, the pain is multiplied.
We know outrage and anger are the sparks that start a long, painful process to enact change. We also know that change is possible.
If you are looking for a way to add your voice, we have shared links to organizations and petitions having an impact. If you have additional resources or materials that you believe should be shared, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may do so.
- Black Lives Matter
- Reclaim the Block
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Black Visions Collective
- Northstar Health Collective
- National Bail Fund Network
The HomeField Board of Directors