In solidarity, we want to add our voices to those who are feeling angry and deeply disturbed by the events of recent weeks. George Floyd’s death is not a singular event but is part of an unconscionable pattern of injustice and aggression committed against Black people throughout our country’s long history of racism.
There is power in acknowledging the work we need to do as a country. This is an opportunity to listen to one other as partners. Together, we can do more. I want to voice special encouragement to those of us who are White to push ourselves to confront racism in all of its forms. As a first step, we need to make progress in our own personal journey so that we can speak up and act against racism. We have to reexamine our own actions and views and not stand idly on the sidelines.
While our education system is implicated in the upheaval we are seeing today, I still believe deeply in education’s potential to build understanding between people and heal our broken nation. At PowerMyLearning, we are committed to creating learning environments that align with our organizational values of advancing equity, strengthening relationships, embracing learning, and embodying humility. As an organization, we have embarked on our own journey to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and have found this experience to be deeply meaningful and actionable.
Words alone cannot bring comfort but to our colleagues in the Black community—we see you. You matter, your lives matter, and you are valued.
Elisabeth Stock, CEO & Co-Founder