Kiwi Partners Stands in Support of the Black Community
June 8, 2020
Dear friends and supporters of the nonprofit community,
Kiwi Partners joins the US and global solidarity of those marching to raise awareness, fight for change, and demand for justice. Robert F. Kennedy stated in his speech when Martin Luther King Jr. died in 1968 “the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land.” 52 years later, the systemic racism that pervades our society subjecting people to discrimination, police brutality, and other unspeakable horrors because of the color of their skin, continues. It has to stop.
Kiwi Partners’ purpose is to play its role in helping society become a better place and we join our client teams and partner to serve those in need. We harden our resolve to exercise compassion every day, with everyone, no matter what their religion, skin color, sexual preference might be.
The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked our planet, and at the same time brought the world closer together. We see global solidarity as we embrace lockdown rules, cheer our healthcare workers, and mourn for those who we have lost. At the same time, this pandemic has amplified the imbalances in society.
Let us stand together in supporting each other through this period of pain, anxiety, and frustration. We have to do better, and we can. This moment brings us an opportunity for transformation.
Let us hear Bobby Kennedy’s words: “Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings….in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black -- considering the evidence there evidently is that there were white people who were responsible -- you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization -- black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love."
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We know that the vulnerable communities of the Center for Popular Democracy Network—communities of color, immigrants, and working class families—are being hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our communities are in dire need of support. Help provide food, groceries, and other basic needs to frontline people—and support a bold organizing response to this crisis—by donating to the Community Solidarity Fund today.
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