Monday, July 18, 2016

American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Statement on the Tragedies in Baton Rouge, Dallas, St. Paul, and other Cities

Association expresses sympathy for the victims of the shootings and support for those seeking an end to discrimination and violence 

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016
Contact: Shirley J. Wilcher, Executive Director

Washington, DC, July 18, 2016 - The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) joins the nation in expressing its deep sorrow for the horrific tragedies that occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dallas, Texas and in other cities in the past weeks. We especially send our condolences to the families and loved ones of those slain and wounded.

AAAED, an organization committed to justice and equal rights for all, and whose members work to promote these ideals daily in their professional lives, stands unequivocally with other organizations in our condemnation of violence, no matter the motivation. In the words attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, who gave his life seeking freedom, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." As the President of the United States stated, these are attacks "on the rule of law, and on civilized society."

Now is the time for reflection and action, to honestly acknowledge and resolve the root issues that are the cause of this violence. We must come together as one nation.

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About the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity
AAAED is a national nonprofit association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity, and other human resources programs. Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action, AAAED is the oldest operating association of professionals in the Equal Opportunity profession.

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