Black lives matter.

The Leading Change Network stands in solidarity with our Black members and communities everywhere.

Systemic and institutionalized racism remains the defining civil rights and social justice issue of our time, in the US and across the world.

We are witnessing an historic uprising across the US and the world to end white supremacy and its manifestations of racial injustice, including police brutality, inequality and mass incarceration.

We stand with fellow people taking action in the streets everywhere and condemn the state-sanctioned violence from the police and the military that is meant to repress these voices and demands.

We stand committed to amplifying the voices of activists on the ground and supporting the leadership of Black organizers who are organizing communities to build the power needed to dismantle systems of oppression.

Now is not the time to stay on the sidelines.

To be silent about violence and threats to the lives of Black people is to be complicit in that violence. This is the time for everyone to speak out, come together and affirm our commitment to ending racism.

We recognise also the responsibility that comes with privilege and the need, particularly of white folks, to be accountable for dismantling white supremacist systems all over the world.

It is important that the LCN Community commits to doing our own work to eradicate white supremacy. We will be following up soon to commence this work.

We encourage our whole community to stand with us in support of organizers and their organizations leading this critical work on the ground.

LCN member Color of Change is organizing communities across the US for racial justice. Check out and support their campaigns, including the Winning Justice campaign to combat racist Prosecutors in local communities.

Other organizations and causes you can support directly include:

There are many other ways our community can support at this time. Click here to read more ways you can support.

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” — Martin Luther King Jr

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