The International Center for Research on Women stands with our staff, our community, with people everywhere seeking to transform the underlying systemic inequities that perpetuate the dehumanizing violence that manifested last week in the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
Injustice – whether targeting people on the basis of their race, gender, class, religion, age, orientation, ability, origin – will persist as long as we do not act to disrupt it. As a people, we must disassemble the structures that fuel and sustain inequity and together build a solid foundation for social justice, equity and a new direction.
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. We have witnessed crimes against Black people and communities of color over and over. These are crimes against humanity – stark and painful indicators of the injustice and racism that have existed in this country for centuries.
For those of us in the majority, we must recognize that we have to examine our own privilege and work to dismantle the long-standing social inequities that have maintained our position of power in this society. We must all stand up when we see others pushed down and rise up together with purpose.
We at ICRW stand in solidarity with the Black community. We will use our research and advocacy platform to interrogate injustice, drive evidence-informed solutions and collaborate with our partners near and far to create a better world.
Scott Jackson, Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Patience Marime-Ball, Vice Chair
Founder and CEO
Women of the World Endowment
UBS Optimus Foundation
CDS Consulting & Coaching
Managing Director Global Head of Supranational Institutions
Owner and President
TréGan Consulting LLC
Vice Chairman & Partner
Capital Partners for Education
The Washington Home and Community Hospice
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, TIME’S UP
Managing Director, Program Strategy and Investment
Mayfield Consulting, Ltd.
Common Sense Media
Delaney Family Fund
HomeNet South Asia
Claremont Graduate University
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President, Production
Institute of Politics, Harvard
Milton D. Speid
Full Impact Advisory
Sarah Degnan Kambou
Chief Operations Officer, Board Treasurer
Research Compliance Director, Secretary to the Board