Black Lives Matter: a Third Light statement
Like everyone else around the world, we’ve been witnessing racism and discrimination unfold in its most violent and unjust forms across America. No one can claim this is a sudden phenomenon, or indeed that it’s exclusive to the US – but the severity of what is happening means staying silent and relying on existing stances against discrimination isn’t enough for us now.
We also can’t sit by while others do the tough, long-term work of dismantling the systems of injustice at the root of this week’s tragedies. We’ve made a donation to support the vital strategic activities of the US-based campaigning organization Color of Change.
In their own words:
"We challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.” You can support their work too – by donating , signing up to get their calls to online action, or following their campaigns on social media."
Third Light’s Managing Director, Michael Wells said:
"There are hardly words to express how I feel about the events unfolding in the world around us - there is no place for racism in a civilized world. I’m saddened and disappointed to be reminded so harshly that there is so much left to do.
"Be the change you want to see in the world", expresses the peaceful, hopeful way forward. Third Light stands with those who see racism and fight against it. We're committed to supporting global efforts to bring discrimination, in all its forms, to an end - because Black Lives Matter. Color of Change’s advocacy is effective, collaborative and strategic, and we are glad for the opportunity to contribute to it."