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LETTER IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
"Prejudice begets prejudice, you see. Knowledge does not always evolve into wisdom."― Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch
Dear Broad Universe,
Broad Universe is an organization devoted to promoting women and other underrepresented gender identities in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. As an inherently feminist organization, the Motherboard cares deeply about and is affected by other progressive causes.
We affirm that Black Lives Matter.
We support the people who are seeking changes from centuries of white supremacy, injustice and the resulting disenfranchisement, assaults and murders.
As an organization focused on an underserved community, the Broad Universe Motherboard is committed to actively engaging in efforts related to equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDIA.) We recognize the importance of taking action to increase awareness among BIPOC writers of the support available in our organization.
We will demonstrate our commitment to these important values through the adoption of policies and practices to address disparities and social ills, and by providing access to resources that provide opportunities BIPOC authors to thrive.
We will not allow those who speak up for the need for change to be drowned out. We want BU to be a place where BIPOC writers know they are welcome, heard and supported.
In the future we will:
A list of places where you can learn more, donate, or get support follows below.
If any Supporter has suggestions or idea for how to further Broad Universe's equity, diversity, inclusion and access, we welcome your comments.
Broad Universe Motherboard