For Reporters / July 8, 2016
Black Lives Matter
We cannot end sexual violence without ending racism. Racism and rape are inextricably linked issues in the history of our country, and none of us will be safe unless and until all of us are safe. We stand with the families of those murdered and brutalized by police violence. We stand with organizations like Black Lives Matter pushing us to work harder to dismantle institutional racism. We decry the murder of police officers in Dallas and violence in all its forms. We pledge to be part of the solution, to see where rape crisis centers and the anti-rape movement are failing survivors of color, to ask ourselves hard questions, and hear hard truths so that we all may be free.