Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Declares Support for Black Lives Matter

“Poverty is complex and intersects with many other forms of oppression, including race and racism. While media attention is focused on the United States, the same problems of institutional racism and violence are also present across Canada.”   – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network

A Statement from the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN)

Posted June 11th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

A common image across Canada, the United States and around the world in the weeks following the death of George Floyd, an African Amiercan, under the knee of a police officer

A Statement in support of Black Lives Matter from the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network –

“The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is a network of social and health agencies, educators, business and government representatives, faith communities and individuals committed to addressing poverty in Niagara through education and advocacy.

Poverty is complex and intersects with many other forms of oppression, including race and racism. While media attention is focused on the United States, the same problems of institutional racism and violence are also present across Canada. We recognize that state-violence is deeply rooted in our own history, in public policy, and a function of white supremacy.

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and are committed to learning and actively contributing to dismantling all forms of anti-black racism.

This statement is available on our website and will be posted on our social media accounts.”

– With kindness, Rachel Gillmore, Niagara Poverty Reduction Convener

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is a collective of over 30 agencies and individuals working to wipe out poverty in Niagara through education, collaboration, and advocacy to address poverty’s root causes.

For more information on the NPRN, visit www.wipeoutpoverty.ca

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