Along with the rest of the nation, we grieve the unjust police killing of George Floyd, and we are determined to resist the structural racism that plagues our communities. We believe that the corruption and racism embedded in our policing, criminal justice, and economic systems are the root cause of these issues. We are especially saddened by the violence and oppression occurring in our own community, where the police have escalated conflict with peaceful demonstrators.
AMP recognizes the privilege inherent with our majority white team, and we seek to better understand how we can best support our community, as well as how we can change and grow to be better allies in the future.
The work of Black Lives Matter Philadelphia is especially vital – organizing protests and providing a communication hub for the community. Alongside Philly Womxn Club, AMP matched community members’ donations to Black Lives Matter Philadelphia; team and community contributions totaled $10,530. Continue to donate along with us at www.blmphilly.com/donate/