The last week has been filled with anger, grief, and reflection. In the past, ICAN has, indefensibly, remained silent on issues that demand a voice. That silence ends today. There are no words for the heartbreak, fear, and anger that so many of our members have been facing not only now, but for generations. We stand in this fight against systemic racism, injustice, white supremacy, and the historic oppression of Black communities. The wide, sweeping changes needed to eliminate these racial inequities demand a united voice. We stand with the Black community and will do the work it takes to be a better ally.
Here are a few organizations leading the fight against racial injustice whom we are learning from. We encourage others to join us in amplifying their voices.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Color Of Change
Commonsense Childbirth Inc. – National Perinatal Task Force
National Birth Equity Collaborative
Shades Of Blue Project
The Conscious Kid