ITGA Board of Directors Statement Regarding Systemic Racism

ITGA shares the feelings of many of our campus and community colleagues about systemic racism and racial violence in America. We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd and all persons of color whose lives were lost at the hands of law enforcement officers. There are no easy answers. As leaders, we are dedicated to creating more equitable communities with respect for all human rights. There is a lot of work to do to make our organization and communities more diverse and inclusive. We must listen, learn and take action to reform, rebuild and reframe the conversations to create positive change. 
One way we are doing this is through a courageous conversation series. One of the most powerful vehicles for change is actively listening to the personal experiences of others. We are working closely with the People of Color Affinity Group to learn from and embrace the change that will help heal our nation. We are partnering with the NLC's Race Equity And Leadership (REAL) Director Leon Andrews to facilitate the discussions needed to move this conversation toward action. We hope you will join us in building relationships, trust and lasting change in our communities.