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Standing Together for Systemic Change

Tuesday, June 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
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A message from the President, Ron Arigo, and the HRLF Board of Directors. Download the PDF here.

Standing Together for Systemic Change

A call for listening, learning, and leading

Like many of you, we at HRLF are appalled and hurting from the senseless murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. These recent incidents are not isolated, nor are they unrelated in the arc of American history. They are part of the legacy of historic and ongoing systems of racial injustice that impact every aspect of American life.

Racism is both present and prevalent in the United States and elsewhere. Although we talk of ending it, we have yet to take necessary actions to achieve true racial equality and justice. By acknowledging that the problems of systemic racism are real and pervasive we must now commit to real change in the policies and practices which have contributed to centuries of oppression.

HRLF’s mission is to prepare HR leaders to address the organizational and societal challenges we face today. HRLF believes that action is needed to make clear that Black Lives Matter and are equal in our society. As an organization of Human Resources professionals, we are committed to making certain that every day we commit ourselves through listening, learning, and leading to be agents of change to end systemic racism and the repercussions of injustice in our companies and in our communities.

We are pleased to announce that Greg Almieda, CEO of Global View Communications, has agreed to lead the HRLF Diversity and Inclusion Committee, first established in 2017. With Greg’s experience in diversity and inclusion strategic consulting, HRLF is furthering its investment to deliver on its core values of leading brilliantly through connecting and learning. 

This summer and on-going, look to HRLF to provide tangible ways to support you and your organization in helping drive systematic change in racial and social justice.

We are counting on one another.

Ron Arigo

President, and the HRLF Board

4 Lan Drive Suite 310 Westford, MA 01886
978-256-0960 (phone) | 978-250-1117 (fax)