In Support of Black Lives A Statement from WCSAP Board of Directors

As one of the leaders in the movement to end sexual violence in Washington and across the nation, WCSAP understands the deep intersection between forms of oppression. These forms of oppression create a system that puts people of color at an increased risk for violence, discrimination, and inequity. We support efforts to create an atmosphere of nonviolence through social change. We recognize that disrespect, ignorance and the abuse of disparities in power are the roots of violence. We denounce racism and are committed actively to anti-racist work within our organization and the communities we serve. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the countless acts of racist violence perpetrated against black people in our country. We stand in solidarity with people of color, and movements and organizations who do so as well, including Black Lives Matter.

WCSAP will not be silent in the face of our country’s greatest struggles.