We acknowledge the injustice and heartbreak that impacts our nation. It is important for us to also recognize the mission of FBLA-PBL and how it aligns to current events. FBLA-PBL’s mission calls on our members to become community-minded business leaders. Community-minded leadership means that FBLA-PBL must take a stand against racism. Community-minded leadership means that we must strive for equality for all.
Our Black business leaders, advisers, and student members deserve our solidarity to be spoken out loud. Black lives matter. We value our diversity. To all impacted by systemic racism within our country, please know that we stand by you and we will do our part to ensure that you are heard, protected, and celebrated by all.
As we look ahead to future programming at FBLA-PBL, we will identify opportunities for all members to explore, experience, and engage in social justice issues particularly as it relates to developing future business leaders. Most importantly, we want to ensure that when it comes to opposing racism, there is no neutral stance from FBLA-PBL.
FBLA-PBL is committed to the belief that every person, regardless of who they are or what the look like, should have the opportunity to pursue their aspirations. We believe not only in community-minded leadership and the advancement of equality and equity, but also the unequivocally opposition towards any form of hate.
The spike in violence against the Asian community, especially due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has been heartbreaking. With the racism becoming increasingly and alarmingly prevalent, FBLA-PBL finds it imperative that we share our solidarity towards our Asian advisers, alumni, and members, and the Asian business community. Please know that we stand by you and will do all we can to ensure that your voices are heard and amplified.
FBLA-PBL recognizes and values our organization’s diversity. We have made it a priority to continuously advocate for and create opportunities where our community can actively engage in social justice discussions. As an organization committed to forming community-minded business leaders, we want to make it clear that—when it comes to opposing racism and opposing hate—there is no “neutral” stance from FBLA-PBL.