Image text: Since the horrific murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 we have worked individually and collectively to educate, learn, reflect and act in support of BIPOC and against the hundreds of years of racism, oppression and injustice in the United States.
As a chapter, we have fundraised almost $1000 that we donated to the NAACP, the Breonna Taylor Fund the George Floyd Memorial Fund and the MA Bail Fund. But we are from finished.
We pledge to work proactively to be inclusive and supporting; educating our sisters and community on how to be anti-racist both on campus and in our individual relationships.
“Greek Life” is an organization that racism, sexism and bigotry has historically been inherently a part of. We recognize we have been part of the problem and we sincerely apologize for the pain and hate our community has caused. We need to change and this won’t change unless we do the work ourselves.
Our Diversity and Inclusion chair is working with our chapter to implement further programming, training and education to foster a more inclusive environment along with our zero tolerance policy in Sigma Kappa. Additionally, we will fight to rectify and heal by working with @umasspanhel on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
As Sigma Kappas, we have always and will continue to pledge to uplift others and provide a supportive and trusting environment, that celebrates all races and backgrounds.
This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement.
As we move forward, we are excited to take the next steps in helping to build an anti-racist community at UMass. In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing the work of Black artists and businesses!
In the meantime, if you haven’t registered to vote, the link is in our bio. The change starts with us, and we don’t plan on letting it go. @ UMass Amherst