From the CTYP Board
The United States has experienced great pain and friction over the tragic murders of unarmed Black men and women such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, among many others. While Americans across the nation and around the world are responding by publicly demanding justice and condemning racism, we know that this is not where it all began, and it will not be where it ends. The nation is at a point where it has no choice but to acknowledge and change the culture and systems rooted in a history of slavery and racial injustice. Connecticut Young Professionals strives to be an organization that facilitates valuable experiences to empower our members, enrich our communities, and encourage young professionals to form strong connections. It is obvious from our leadership and our membership that we promote diversity and inclusion, but those are easy. Our ongoing mission, without a doubt, must uplift the voices of the vulnerable in our communities and do our part to develop an equitable society. We cannot achieve this without letting our members know that Black Lives Matter to Connecticut Young Professionals. If Black members aren’t empowered, then none of us are.