Three weeks have passed since the murder of George Floyd and during that time our inboxes have been flooded with anti-racism statements from corporate CEOs to yoga studios. I, too, have been thinking about the role of LBA as an organization at the epicenter of a social uprising asserting that Black Lives Matter. As a white woman and the only staff person for LBA, I just keep coming up with more questions rather than definitive statements.
So, does LBA have an anti-racism statement? No, not yet. The road ahead for physically rebuilding our community will be a long one. Let’s take the time to make a statement that is not just words, but one of reflection and action as we engage in the hard work of anti-racism.
I know that many of you are asking these questions of yourself and with your staff, clients and customers. My hope is that LBA can be a business community that continues to listen, ask, learn and act together.
Thank you for reading,