50by40 Statement of Solidarity
At 50by40, we strongly condemn the murder of George Floyd in the United States, and stand in solidarity with Black communities against racism, xenophobia, and bigotry, whether at the hands of police or institutions upholding racial inequality.
We recognize that racism is embedded in every aspect of society, including non-profit organisations, and we are committed to engaging in the work of building true equity and fighting systemic racism. We accept our responsibility to be proactive, strategic, and intentional as we dismantle racism in our everyday lives, and specifically within movements addressing food system change.
We are heartened to see many organisations listening with empathy to the experiences of marginalized groups — and understand that our vision of a fair, healthy and compassionate food system is only possible if we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our movement, our workplaces, and the society around us.
This is an important time of self-reflection and we intend to use the lessons of this moment to set long-term personal and professional commitments to become involved in anti-racist work so that we can dismantle this system of oppression that damages us all.