AMIGOS stands in solidarity with the movement against racism and injustice.
And we recognize we have a long way to go.
Every day, we work to provide space for young people to connect across cultures and create positive change in their communities. But this is not enough. We can and must be better.
We commit to:
- Strengthening the AMIGOS curriculum to ensure that it explores implicit and explicit bias, systemic racism, and each of our roles when working cross-culturally
- Broadening our ability to reach students from all backgrounds by expanding organizational partnerships and financial resources for diverse youth
- Continuing to empower young people with the skills they need to stand up for themselves and against injustice
In this process, we are still learning, and we encourage you to act with us. Here are some anti-racism resources that we have found helpful.
We all share responsibility for building an inclusive and respectful world. AMIGOS stands with our volunteers, families, educators, staff, and supporters of color, and everyone in the fight against racism and injustice. We hear you. We are with you.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.