YNPN LA Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matters

Dear Community,

YNPN LA reaffirms our commitment to our belief that the nonprofit sector must embrace the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to combat the social injustices we observe and that are caused by inequities in access to the basic resources and benefits of a democratic society. These inequities are based on discrimination against various groups by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other identities. 

In recent months, the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Eric Reason, Atatiana Jefferson, Dominique Clayton, Nina Pop and Ahmaud Arbery have made clear the systemic racism pervasive in our country's structures and institutions. We denounce these killings and countless others, including the violence against African Americans, people of color, and the trans community. As protests take place in Los Angeles, we also acknowledge the specific ways in which institutionalized racism and white supremacy and privilege have threatened communities of color. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in advocating for racial justice and equity. 

We also stand in solidarity with our YNPN chapters across the nation, and we strongly insist that our commitment to this belief manifests as actions, and not just ideals. To that end, we invite you to join us in actively upholding anti-racist values through actions big and small, some of which you can find in the list we have provided below.

YNPN LA remains committed to continually supporting and creating safe spaces for people of color, especially within the nonprofit sector. We want to hear from you, our network about the leaders and organizations that we can lift up to strengthen our community. Please reach out to us, and let us know so that we can continue sharing their powerful and vital missions. 

We are here for you, and we are listening.

In Solidarity,

YNPN LA 

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