Derby United would like to confirm to all that we stand firmly in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter.
We join in the widespread demand for action that is exceptionally overdue.
Our promise – when you are with us, you are safe. We will protect you, fight for you, and demand justice and equality for our black friends and family. You matter. And we will support you always.
Self awareness, humility, and emotional literacy are vital components to elicit change. As an organization and as individuals, we have much work to do. In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing with our community the steps we are taking to create change in our own organization. We are committed to doing our part.
Below are some resources for starting anti-racist work, and good places to donate:
Black Lives Matter
American Civili Liberties Union
BIPOC Who Skate
Team Black Diaspora Roller Derby
Illustration by the talented Rachie Mac