A Message from Leadership

Jun 02, 2020

The ACTG leadership has watched with sadness and horror the recent racially motivated violent events, including the deaths of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery when out for a jog in South Georgia, and Breonna Taylor in her own home by police in Louisville, Kentucky. These devastating events are taking place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downfall, both of which have disproportionately affected racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. The ACTG mourns these brutal deaths and recognizes the structural racism in the United States that has paved the way for these unjust murders and facilitated the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black and brown communities. We understand and empathize with the anger and frustration that is being felt and expressed across our nation about these senseless deaths and the injustice they represent. The ACTG and the HIV/AIDS community are committed to social justice and eliminating these disparities. Now is the time for us to all stand together and do our part to support efforts to dismantle structural racism, injustice, and brutality in the United States.