WES Stands Up for Racial Justice

For more than a week we have witnessed and joined in the worldwide outpouring of grief and anger in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

WES is very clear in its response to these protests: We stand in solidarity with protestors across the United States as they speak out against police brutality and stand up for Black Lives.

WES’ programs, policy work, and services seek to uplift immigrants and refugees and to help create communities where they can thrive. This work is inextricably linked to the fight for racial justice. None of it would be possible if not for Black Americans who helped to build this nation.

Like our partners, like our countrymen and women, and like so many witnesses around the world, we grieve for Mr. Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others who came before them. As we watch these events unfold across the United States and tear apart the communities and neighborhoods where we live, we acknowledge a shared and profound sense of loss and pain.

This is what is on my mind and in my heart. At this moment, we join you in mobilizing for justice, peace, and healing.

Esther Benjamin
CEO and Executive Director, World Education Services