#Black lives matter. St Michael's stands with black solidarity.
No one who has seen the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the subsequent global reaction, could fail to be moved by the Black Lives Matter movement. But sometimes it is hard to articulate what this means for an organisation whose staff and client base include people of colour. St Michael's stands in solidarity with those suffering racial injustice, and those protesting against these deep seated inequalities. We recognise that we cannot stay silent on this issue and we resolve to do everything we can to tackle the adverse lived experiences of the people we employ and serve.
We will do everything we can to:
- Value our diversity and ensure everyone involved feels valued
- Continue honest and open dialogue around diversity, representation and equality within our organisation.
- Ensure our staff and service users realise that we take their lived experiences seriously and seek to improve the way we operate as an organisation
- Add our voice to the calls for justice locally, nationally and internationally.
- Ensure the way we work and care for our staff, our beneficiaries and our community reflects that diversity