A Commitment to Listen, Learn, Support, and Act
WLI Statement on George Floyd and a Commitment to Action
The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Yale stands in solidarity with the calls to justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and all the lives lost to police brutality and racial violence. We stand in solidarity- today, and every day- with our Black community at Yale, in New Haven, and across the country and the world.
We commit to use our platform and resources to better incorporate anti-racism education and programming, urge our membership to donate funds to organizations and initiatives leading the fight in Black Lives Matter, share information about phoning and emailing representatives to demand justice, and learn how we can consistently be better allies. To our members, and to anyone else who may be interested, please take a look at our released newsletters and social media for information on anti-racism resources, fundraisers and donation efforts, and phoning and emailing representatives.
As an organization devoted to empowering womxn on our campus, we are committed to supporting Black womxn directly in our community, at Yale, and Black womxn leading the fight against racial injustice. We are and will be continually listening, learning, supporting, and acting in this important time, and in the future. We encourage our members and the broader Yale community to join us and do the same.
Women’s Leadership Initiative at Yale, Board 2020-2021