We at Psychiatric Medicine Associates share in the collective grief and anger over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery, Manuel Ellis and so many other members of the Black community who have lost their lives to senseless violence fueled by racism. In these moments, the conversations may be difficult, but silence is not an option. It may be difficult to know what to do, but action is imperative.
At PMA, we condemn all forms of racism, discrimination and injustice. We also recognize that racism lives not only in individual hearts and minds, but also in a larger system with a long history. Now more than ever, we must strengthen our resolve as a community that cares for one another.
We commit to our community to work towards positive change by financially supporting local organizations that create meaningful change for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community. We will also be engaging in education and ongoing discussion groups to facilitate the individual work necessary to build an actively anti-racist workplace.