Statement in Response to Recent Killings

As we grieve and bear witness to these ongoing acts of violence, we commit ourselves to examine our own work to address the harm that our structures and institutions have brought on communities of color.

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Statement in Response to Recent Killings

Disability Rights California stands in solidarity with the families and communities of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black men and women who have been killed by police officers and other individuals due to racism.

As we grieve and bear witness to these ongoing acts of violence, we commit ourselves to examine our own work to address the harm that our structures and institutions have brought on communities of color. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu

In order for us to achieve our vision of “a barrier-free, inclusive and diverse world that values each individual and their voice,” people of color must be safe in their neighborhoods, and killing people of color because of racism must end.  

We will continue to fight for equality, civil rights and justice. As a country, we must do better. 

Disability Rights California (DRC)

Is the agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. The mission of DRC is to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities. For more information visit www.disabilityrightsca.org.