Black Lives Matter Statement
As the UW Panhellenic Executive Board, we do not stand for racial injustices. To our black Panhellenic members we see you, we hear you, we stand with you. To the black students at the University of Washington, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you. To the black community, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you.
We acknowledge our history as a predominately white and privileged group. That is why we, as sorority women, need to speak up now more than ever. Panhellenic women hold an immense amount of privilege and it’s time to acknowledge it and use it to help fight against the injustices felt by black men and women everyday.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are just three of the many lives that have been lost to systematic racism. We need to say their names, learn their stories and join the conversation.
It’s time to use our platform to amplify the messages of organizations at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement and to educate our members on how to not only be an ally for the black community, but actively be anti racist.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
UW Panhellenic Executive Board