Recent events have shaken us all to our core.

At IIDA NE, we stand in solidarity with the black community, which has endured years of suffering from systemic racism, police brutality, white supremacy and violence. IIDA NE has always held inclusive rather than exclusive as part of our core values but the truth of the matter is that we need to do better to uphold that value. Things must change and as an organization we recognize we need to do more to be part of that change. We must model better behaviors for our community. It’s our responsibility and moral obligation to educate ourselves, use our voice, and use our platform to amplify BIPOC’s voices. We are committed to building a community and world that lives up to our ideals.

Click here to read a letter from Cheryl Durst and IIDA Headquarters.