We have been living through an extraordinary period where we have watched and listened in horror at the news of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Tamir Rice. They join a long list of people who are and have been discriminated against, attacked and killed throughout the deep-rooted history of racism in the United States and around the world.
We are proud members of the Project Management community, knowledgeable and experienced in making change and adhering to a code of ethics which calls for equitable outcomes. We call on all our colleagues to honor the memory of those who have suffered by supporting the peaceful protests seeking justice. We ask you to join us in taking action to support necessary change to prevent hate from creating inequality. We must be examples of how we should live and treat each other so that everyone will have equal access to opportunities and will enjoy equal and fair justice.
Your Board strongly supports the statement of PMI’s President and CEO Sunil Prashara:
“Let me be very clear, whilst racism and bigotry can indeed raise its ugly head anywhere, the world over – such hate will have no place at PMI. Period.
“Since the start of our Association over 50 years ago, we have been coming together across geographies and cultures to make a difference and build a Global Project Management Community. And we will continue to strive and honor the diversity that enriches our unique organization. We will always be One Team with One Song and One Dance – no matter what creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, or position of our people. I’ve often said that project professionals are change makers and it’s an honor to lead this Association.”
His full statement can be found here:
One Team, One Song, One Dance: Standing for Equality, Justice, and Inclusion.