Black Lives Matter
SDS condemns the murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many, many, other racial injustices that have shaken the country. We center Black Lives in our work, acknowledge the reality of systemic racism, and are committed to addressing it through peaceful protest, community engagement, and education. We acknowledge and support ending police violence, especially towards unarmed Black people - many of whom have disabilities, and reaffirm our commitment to elevating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our lives.
-Tom Merrell, Director of SDS