Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) believes that Black Lives Matter and condemns racism of any kind. The treatment of Black citizens at the hands of police is unacceptable—as is discrimination and racism on a systematic and institutional level.
CBCA shares in the grief at the loss of so many Black American lives: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, and sadly many others. Our board and staff are committed to equality and inclusivity, and we will work toward being a positive catalyst to initiate lasting change for a more equitable society. We are attentively listening to our members, partners, stakeholders, and additional voices. We appreciate all you are doing in the fight against systemic racism. CBCA recognizes the responsibility to do better and to do more, and will continue this essential work and go beyond intentions, with visible and meaningful actions.
Through the work of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) Committee, CBCA’s Board of Directors adopted the following inclusivity statement in 2019: As an organization that respectfully lives at the intersection of arts and business, we are on a journey toward building community and belonging for all. We commit to an inclusive and equitable approach to everything we do. We believe that appreciating individuals with different backgrounds, identities and experiences fosters growth for everyone.
It is with this vision and commitment that we convened a special meeting of our DEI Committee to strategize and mobilize a path forward, and we’ll continue to develop actionable priorities with both short-term and long-term goals in mind.
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CBCA DEI Committee, Board of Directors and staff