Dear SEAPAX members,
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As RPCVs, we have all served our country to foster peace around our world. But peace is merely an empty concept without justice. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have highlighted persistent racial injustice during a time when a global pandemic is disproportionally harming the Black community.
Black Lives Matter.
To our Black RPCVs and community: we recognize the weight of these recent deaths, ongoing police brutality, and deep systemic racism. We recognize the struggles Black PCVs endure daily in their effort to promote peace. We recognize significant work is necessary to combat racial injustice, and we will strive to do this work through listening, learning, and action.
The SEAPAX Board