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This must change.

Dear LEE members,

Leadership for Educational Equity believes in justice, equity and the potential of every child and every community. We know there is so much work to be done to overcome institutionalized racism in our country and its insidious effects on the Black community, in particular.

Our unequivocal belief that Black Lives Matter is core to our work of confronting inequity and we are committed to celebrating and honoring Black leaders every day, not just in February.

We are hopeful about the new voices calling for change, and we recognize that this is an all too familiar anguish and all too familiar exhaustion for far too many. Racism is deeply embedded in the fabric of this nation; in the DNA of many of its laws and its leadership. Black children and Black families have borne the cost of this deep American shame. Too many lives have been lost. Too many dreams have been shattered. Too many children have lost their innocence too soon.

This must change.

We, as an organization, are outraged. And we are recommitting to be part of the change. Leadership for Educational Equity is dedicated to our anti-racist values in every aspect of our work. To achieve educational equity, we must dismantle racist systems, policies, and laws that have stolen generations of potential.

We believe deeply in the transformational impact of LEE members. We believe in your values. We believe that your individual and collective leadership will dismantle systems of inequity and rebuild systems that provide opportunity, security, and justice for people who, for too long, have been denied those rights.

We are with you in this struggle and are here to support your leadership in every way possible.

In solidarity,

Mike Buman
Executive Director
Leadership for Educational Equity