Where we stand
As we grapple with the dual upheaval of COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd, both laying bare the deep structural and institutional inequities in this country, we, Colleagues International, stand in solidarity with the Black community and communities of color in our city of Kalamazoo, throughout the United States, and around the globe.
We are a civil diplomacy organization, working to create mutual understanding among people from across the world to build a better future for all. We also recognize that it can sometimes feel easier for people to find commonality in difference with people from halfway around the world than from halfway around the block. We must work together to change that.
We strive to do our part in challenging and dismantling white supremacy, while advancing toward a future where structural changes are realized - where we can all live dignified lives.
We encourage everyone to support work here in Kalamazoo and around the world that will bring about this change.