Haneulsori is deeply heartbroken and outraged by the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the innumerable innocent Black lives at the hands of police. We would like to express our solidarity with the Black community, and our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. We also ask that our fellow Korean-American and Asian-American organizations stand in solidarity with the Black community.
As an Asian-American organization, it is Haneulsori’s duty to not only be inclusive, but to use our platform to challenge racial inequality and injustices. It is our responsibility to use our voices to take action to enact social change, demand fair justice, and, most importantly, listen to and support the Black community in any way that we can. Now, more than ever, is it vital that we stand in support of our fellow brothers and sisters of colour, and call for an end to the systematic racism and police brutality that afflicts the Black community. We must come together and stand up for what is right.
Today, tomorrow, and always, we stand in unity with the Black community, in hopes of creating a better future and society in which Black people do not have to fear losing their lives to a system that has repeatedly failed them. We urge you to use your voices - your positions of privilege - to call for an end to these injustices, and stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters. Do not let the systematic racism of our society beget further tragedies. Sign petitions, donate, organize, educate, protest; just don’t stay silent in the face of injustice. The time to act is now.
Resources (Articles) and Ways to Take Action
Black Lives Matter & COVID-19: An Activist Roundtable: https://bit.ly/30a9vmR
How Videos of Police Brutality Traumatize African-Americans and Undermine the Search for Justice: https://bit.ly/3dDMEnC
Embracing Sadness When Joy & Rage Are the Only Options the World Offers to Black People: https://bit.ly/3dBVWR4
How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism: https://bit.ly/2z5YEiX
Anti-Oppression: Anti-Racism Guide: https://bit.ly/308EJe6
Taking a Stand Against Police Violence: https://bit.ly/2MwpiEG
Black Lives Matter: https://bit.ly/2A3o3Kv
Reclaim the Block: https://bit.ly/3gVx5tO
Campaign Zero: https://bit.ly/2z5s2G1
Justice for Breonna Taylor: https://bit.ly/2MxLwGc
Justice for George Floyd: https://bit.ly/3gRX19w
Justice for Big Floyd: https://bit.ly/308U4LJ