It’s been a difficult and emotional time, particularly for Black Americans. The values of Kappa Alpha Theta lead us to oppose and condemn racism on individual, societal, and systemic levels, and those values call us to persist in the ongoing work of personal and institutional reflection and change connected to anti-racism. This means acknowledging the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many lives lost before them. We see, support, and honor the pain of our Black and African American members and our colleagues.
Theta remains committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core part of our Plan of Aspirations. As an organization that has contributed to racial trauma and exclusionary tactics during its history, it’s even more important to be active in our anti-racism efforts. The first step of that is acknowledging the presence of this insidious and destructive force in our world, in ourselves, and in our organization.
For members looking to educate themselves on becoming engaged in anti-racism efforts, we encourage you to visit www.racialequitytools.org. We also encourage you to research and support groups that fight for racial justice.
Lastly, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup is constantly evaluating Theta’s efforts to build a more just future for our organization, and we welcome further insights and suggestions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.