People around the world are demanding change.
Over the last few weeks, the world has experienced a tipping point. Triggered by the death of George Floyd, protests and general discontent at civil injustices have reignited the flame of action.
If you attended our Online Global Trivia event last night, you would have seen that our Program Associate, Dominique DeLeon, featured some resources that we have found valuable in helping to shed light on the terrible crisis that is the state of civil rights. This list was by no means extensive, nor are we claiming to be experts on the matter, but we are eager to share our support for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and add our voice to those seeking justice. To do so in the most effective way means we need to facilitate discussion led by the Black community. We encourage you to do your own research and share powerful resources created by BIPOC.
The crisis that we are experiencing right now is indeed an international one. Civil rights protests have become a global affair. From Bogota to Binnish, Stockholm to Sydney, global voices are coming together to share a willingness to try better, do better, and address the inequalities that BIPOC face every day.
To the protesters, to the Black community, and to everyone experiencing hardship at this time – You are not alone. There is an outpouring of voices from all around the world rallying for progress. The San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to serve an international community of changemakers.