Black Lives Matter: Living, Learning, and Unlearning into an AHRD Pandemic of Antiracism, Learning, and Change

Recently, the AHRD Board unanimously approved and released a statement regarding the murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and a commitment to actively engage as an organization in the necessary and overdue work of antiracism. We are proud of taking a strong antiracist stance, although we recognize that one statement is not enough to address centuries of racism and violence. Board members received a range of feedback on the statement. We want to take this moment to discuss one issue in particular: Rightful disappointment that the statement focused primarily on the present and immediate issues, without acknowledging instances of past racism within AHRD or presenting a concrete plan for future antiracist action.   Read Full Statement

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