Dear GMLV Colleagues, Partners, Clients, Allies and Community,
The United States continues to face ongoing crimes against humanity–violence, brutality, and injustice against the Black community. As a community we feel that it is imperative to acknowledge the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who have lost their lives. After spending a lifetime supporting and promoting diversity, tolerance, along with the values of equality, justice and most of all human rights, we find that the prevalent actions of injustice and brutality are completely unacceptable.
To be silent is to be complicit. Now is the time to unite our voices and speak out against hate and bigotry. We commit to listening, understanding, learning, and working towards change. Our strong belief is in the power of community and so we are committing to using our platform to create monumental change, and to share and support efforts on an ongoing basis which dismantle the systems of injustice.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” –Desmond Tutu
Loretta Volpe, GMLV Partner
Ray Levy, GMLV Partner