“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
These words from Martin Luther King, Jr. are a reminder that we all have a responsibility to take a stand when we witness injustice.
We, at National Disability Institute, stand with the Black community – people and families with and without disabilities – in rejecting personal and systemic racism and violence.
We know that the intersection of race, disability and poverty exacerbates the challenges many people face. We will continue to fight every day to mitigate those challenges.
We also know that, right now, a focus on economic empowerment and financial justice is not enough. So we are supporting our staff to participate as allies, we are reviewing our diversity and inclusion goals, and we are fostering our relationships with other national organizations in support of marginalized communities.
These are uncomfortable and powerful times. We are an ally. Let us work together to enact the change we so desire.
In hope and solidarity for change,
National Disability Institute