Statement from MCA Board
We are a nation, state and community that is filled with pain and anger.
As Board members of the Multicultural Alliance, we stand against racism. We stand against everyday racism on an individual, institutional, and systemic level.
We mourn the horrific murders of George Floyd and many other individuals who have been unjustly killed – even one is too many. As we grieve and respond in various ways, we want to acknowledge all who are struggling.
We join with communities and organizations across the world who demand justice and an end to racism. As Board members, we unequivocally take seriously that all individuals must be treated with dignity, respect, and humanity.
As an organization, we have a longstanding commitment to building inclusive communities, working toward eliminating bias, bigotry and oppression, and promoting understanding and equity. We do this through bringing people together for brave conversations. Oftentimes these conversations move participants to personal action. The Multicultural Alliance will continue to work toward building stronger and more inclusive communities. We know we have work to do. Please join us.
We will very soon announce upcoming opportunities and programming that address racism.
The Board of Directors of the Multicultural Alliance.
Asra Khan, PhD - Presiding Chair
Jackie Bzostek, Chair - Elect
M. Sameer Ahmed
Marvin E. Blum
Jennifer de Haro
Karen Telschow Johnson
Mary Hallman Smith
La Tonya Woodson, PhD
Cheryl Kimberling, PhD, President