Panagora Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement
As we watch the devastating videos shared across social media and amplified through every news outlet, we are awakened to the fears that most Black people in America live with every day.
The pain is great and our team is hurting; our families, friends, neighbors, loved ones are grieving. We are outraged and we are paying attention.
We cannot stand by and allow racist systems to persist. We cannot accept men and women being killed for the color of their skin. We are making our voices heard. Black Lives Matter.
At Panagora Group, we are proud of and driven by our mission—to make our world a better place, for good. As a small business in the international development sector, we work to address systemic inequities among the poorest and most vulnerable populations around the world, putting an emphasis on collaboration and sustainability.
As an American company, we recognize that we also need to be changemakers here at home.
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and make a commitment to carry our words into action within our company and in our communities. Several members of our team came together to form a committee that will lead our efforts as a company to support the Black Lives Matter movement and create a platform for our global team to donate and take action to address systemic racism. We are having internal dialogue, learning from each other, and taking actions individually.
A ray of hope in these dark times are the young leaders who are stepping up to move us
forward and the historic millions who are joining them to demand justice. We are galvanized by their call to action and we will answer it.
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”