NPRN Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter
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.