At YNPNsfba, we believe that ALL Black Lives Matter.
Countless Black lives have been cut short by a system that devalues and fears Black bodies. We demand justice for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Riah Milton, Atatiana Jefferson, Aura Rosser, Stephon Clark and much more.
We are not the perpetrators, but we are bystanders if we do not act against injustice.
“Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that have made it possible for evil to triumph.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Before embarking on collective change, we must all work on our personal journey towards racial equity, so that we do not harm those who we work alongside in our communities.
As a hub for emerging nonprofit leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are committed to learning from, reflecting with, and acting alongside our neighbors who are most marginalized. That means we, in the nonprofit sector, must learn about racist and harmful internal & external practices, reflect on the implicit and explicit power and race dynamics, and act on meaningful individual, organizational, and systematic changes that go beyond single statements.
No longer can we afford to be non-racist. We must strive to be anti-racist to undo centuries of harm. The work will not be quick, nor will it be easy, but it will make us stronger and we invite our members and our colleagues to join us on this journey of learning, reflecting, and acting.