Black Lives Matter

A STATEMENT FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The following statement was issued today by Susan G. Komen Chicago Executive Director, Dr. Tiosha Bailey:


 

Susan G. Komen Chicago condemns racism in all forms and the structural inequities that affect communities of color. We stand in solidarity with protestors who are advocating for the change we so badly need.

With reverence and respect for the movement taking place in our city and our nation, we are blacking out our social media channels for the remainder of the week.

Like many of you, we are listening, learning and leaning in and want to share with you ways to get involved, make an impact and become better equipped to adequately address the issues at hand.

We encourage you to get involved with organizations who are moving the needle forward on racial justice, such as:

My Block, My Hood, My City
NAACP
Color of Change
Chicago Bail Fund

We also urge you to commit to reading/listening to these educational resources:

Anti-Racist Reading List
Resource for Having the Tough Conversations on Race
Podcast on How Slavery Transformed America

At Komen Chicago, we have long believed that where you live should not determine if you live; in fact, it is a central tenet of our mission. Healthcare is one pillar in achieving social justice and we are more motivated than ever to erase the structural racism that not only impedes the pathway to living in an equitable society but also fuels the health disparities we see today. Until this vision becomes a reality, we want you to know that , we are still here, and we are with you.

 

 

 

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