In Solidarity

Dear NEWEA Members and Friends,

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are painful examples of the systemic racism and violence inflicted upon Black and Brown individuals and communities across our nation, as well as beyond our borders. NEWEA condemns these acts of violence against people of color and stands in solidarity with those grieving these losses and peacefully protesting for equality, reform, and justice.

At this time, we are working to listen, provide support, and learn. It is important that we educate ourselves about the systems in place that disproportionally and adversely affect Black communities and other communities of color, including systems that limit access to quality healthcare and education; suppress voting rights; and enable violence against Black and Brown individuals and communities.

We have compiled a shortlist of organizations that are doing vital work to support the fight for equality. Please visit the links below to learn more and support their work:
    • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
      • Mission: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice.
    • Antiracist Research and Policy Center
      • Mission: The mission of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center (ARPC) is to convene and team up varied specialists to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice.
  • The Marshall Project
      • Mission: The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.
  • My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
    • Mission: MBK Alliance leads a cross-sector national call to action focused on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
NEWEA is committed to supporting equality and social justice. We all have a lot of work to do to create a more equitable future for ourselves, our communities, and our next generation, and it will be through working together at the local, state, and federal levels that positive change will happen.


Mary Barry
Executive Director
New England Water Environment Association
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