We Stand With Orlando

Sankofa.org is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible tragedy that took place in Orlando over the weekend, and sends heartfelt condolences to the victims, families, and communities impacted by this senseless act of violence. The United States is past the point of urgency in taking an undivided stand against the pervasive culture of violence that continues to claim and destroy countless everyday lives.

As citizens, it is crucial that we hold our leaders at every level accountable for failing time and time again to take action on this issue by passing much-needed gun policy reforms. As human beings, we have a moral responsibility to speak out against public figures who use their power and influence to foment intolerance, hate and violence towards people of different races, ethnicities,
genders, religions or sexual preferences.

Those of us committed to human rights must use our voices and our platforms to demand urgent change. Sankofa remains dedicated to working with and supporting our many allies who are on the front lines fighting to create a more just and humane society for all.