We are still searching for the right words to say but one thing is clear: We stand in solidarity in the fight against racism, injustice, and police brutality.
There is a lot of work to be done in our organization, our industry, and our society. It is our mission as storytellers to make sure that all perspectives are being heard and that starts with our ongoing commitment to diversify our leadership. If you are interested in joining the board or have suggestions for how we can improve our commitment to diversity, we want to hear from you.. in fact, we need to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to get involved or to simply voice your thoughts. We are listening.
We are also planning a virtual meeting for our members and community to discuss ways that we can be better as both an organization and as individuals. Please stay tuned as we release details next week.
To our non-Black community members, here are some resources to help you get informed and take action:
• Authority Collective list of Resources for Photographers and Beyond on Anti-Racism
• Support Photographers of Color
• Resources to Support Protests and Communities Against Police Violence
• Art for Social Justice Fund