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Black Lives Matter—Today and Every Day

June 5, 2020

Health Equity International was founded on the belief that health is the key to a society where every person can achieve their fullest potential. We believe that health is a fundamental human right—one that has been denied to black and brown people for far too long.

Our work is in Haiti, a country birthed by slaves who revolted and demanded those rights for themselves. Centuries later, state-sponsored racial violence still silences Haitian voices, and black voices from every corner of the globe. For three decades we have served the most vulnerable, the unseen, and the unheard at our hospital in Haiti. Our fight for social justice and equity is the most challenging, but most important work we can ever do.

We must raise our voice against institutional racism in the US and around the world. The racism that killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, and countless others. We stand in solidarity with those who refuse to remain silent in the face of injustice. We challenge ourselves to do the hard work of anti-racism: to listen, to learn, and to hold ourselves to a higher standard every day. And we vow to never falter in our commitment to create a healthier, safer, and more equitable world.

In Haiti, in Boston, and in every community around the world, black lives matter.