Black Lives Matter

From the ynpnGO board,

We stand against racial injustices and stand in solidarity of the black community of Omaha during this time of grief and anger.

We have seen the deaths of James Scurlock, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and too many other Black Americans over recent months. While we recognize that this is not a new pattern, it is a visible reminder of the racism that continues to run deep in our country and in our community.

We know that many of you, like us, are grieving this violence and searching for ways to take action. As we stand in solidarity with the Black community in Omaha, Minnesota and across the country, it is critical for us to all reflect on the roles we play as nonprofit professionals. 

ynpnGO recognizes that the reason many of our nonprofits exist today is due to a history of colonization, slavery, segregation and other forms of discrimination, and the only way to solve today’s problems is to learn from our past. (See How White People Conquered the Nonprofit Industry)

We believe the only way to drive lasting positive change is to become educated on the issues, acknowledge each individual’s unique situation, and address systemic barriers. Our organization is committed to racial equity and anti-racism work.

In lieu of our regular monthly newsletter, we are taking this opportunity to share meaningful ways to take action to end racism and support black people and people of color in our nonprofits and communities.

Donate to organizations that support communities of color, and especially black-owned or black-led organizations.

Shop at black-owned businesses.

Educate yourself. 

Don’t forget to bring the things you learn to your nonprofits to continue the conversation. As a sector, we hold a lot of power in dismantling this system. Here is a template for holding your employer accountable.

*Please note that this is not a comprehensive list - we may have missed something.
If you have a resource to add, please send it our way.

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  • Communications Chair
    published this page in About 2020-06-19 11:09:40 -0500

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