We cannot stay silent.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Our hearts are with their families and friends as they mourn the senseless deaths of their loved ones. Today we remember them, along with every other Black life lost to police brutality, racial injustice, and white supremacy.
To our Black Sisters, friends and family, Alpha Xi Delta sees you and your Sisters are here for you.
We cannot stay silent. Alpha Xi Delta does not stand for racism, xenophobia, police brutality, and any other form of social injustice that impacts communities of color. We are asking our members to condemn acts of bigotry, violence and hatred. Whether that is at the dinner table, on your campus or in your workplace, use your voice to speak out against acts of racism and to promote inclusion and diversity.
We would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge our own organization’s history of not being inclusive to people of color, different religions, sexual orientations and abilities. We are sorry for the pain we have caused. When we know better, we do better. Alpha Xi Delta is committed to working toward creating additional and better resources for our members that address diversity, social justice, advocacy, equality and more.
For now, we want to share resources for our Sisters who are looking to educate themselves and start taking action now. Please know the resources listed below are not exhaustive. We encourage you to reach out to your local Black Lives Matter chapter and/or your local ACLU to learn more about what you can do in your community. You can also find additional organizations sorted by state here: http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/organizations/organizations/sectionFilter/Racial%20Healing
To educate yourself and take action:
Where to donate:
For Sisters who are parents:
Mental health and self-care resources for Black women:
- Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity has partnered with AllOne Health to provide Talk One-2-One, a confidential counseling service provider, for its collegiate members to speak confidentially and free of charge. The phone number is 1-800-756-3124 and is open 24/7.
And finally, we want to hear from you.
- What are you doing to speak out?
- We are always looking for more women of color to write and contribute to our blog, The Quill and our social media. We want to share your stories, amplify your voice, educate fellow Sisters and encourage change. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.