ALC Believes That Black Lives Matter
Friday, June 12, 2020
Posted by: ALC
The ALC stands in solidarity against injustice, discrimination, and racism. Together we recognize and support our members, and partners worldwide. We believe that Black Lives Matter!
Position & Action Statement:
ALC JOINS in grieving the tragic and senseless murders of Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and the countless others who suffered before them, due to racism.
Our world is truly diverse. The objective in the language industry, as advocates, educators, and service providers, by way of language teaching, translation, interpretation and globalization, is to create, promote and support equal access for all within both personal and professional capacities as individuals, organizations and institutions alike. We are proud of the bridge that language services brings our world.
As a trade association with international membership‐
- We believe in diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity, and acceptance of all people, regardless of race, identity, ethnicity, language or culture.
- We are committed to promoting, supporting, and incorporating these core values in all activities internally and externally with any individuals, institutions, organizations, or communities with whom we interact.
- ALC Leadership and management is committed to ongoing internal reflection, assessment and any needed change in regards to power dynamics, privilege and equality as it pertains to leadership/membership(demographic representation) as well as all decisions in our daily activities and operations, as we work to support our ALC mission.
- We will not shy away from seeking opportunities to educate, share resources and promote equality and justice that every person rightly deserves in life, across our language community.