Philadelphia Liberty ILG Statement on Recent Events

Dear Philadelphia ILG Members,

We hope that you are doing well and in good health. The past few weeks have been difficult, and we are saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The Philadelphia Liberty Industry Liaison Group is an anti-racist organization. We believe that black lives matter. 

A central part of the Liberty ILG’s mission is to liaise with the OFCCP, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) and other fair employment practice agencies to further affirmative action and diversity goals. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or racism of any nature. 

We will continue to work towards our goal as an organization committed to diversity, educating our members on compliance, and promoting Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. 

We encourage you to review this list of resources that can help you in the fight against racism:

Anti-Racism for Beginners (alternate link)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Podcast, Code Switch

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo