SIECUS Condemns Acts of Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, VA
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2017
Contact: Zach Eisenstein
Phone: (202) 265-2405 ext 333
Statement by Sexuality Information and Education Council of United States (SIECUS) President & CEO, Chitra Panjabi:
“The events that took place in Charlottesville, VA this weekend were equally horrifying and saddening. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families that lost loved ones and the brave people who received injuries standing against hatred and bigotry.
SIECUS harshly condemns white supremacy, racism, and Nazism that remain prevalent in our society today. The existence of these viewpoints affects all areas of our lives, and we cannot effectively advocate for people’s lifelong health and wellbeing without also working to combat persistent racist and violent ideologies that make community members feel unsafe.
We stand in solidarity with communities of color across the nation and stand firm in our commitment to combat discrimination and hate to ensure social justice for all.”
SIECUS affirms that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. We advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services. SIECUS works to create a world that ensures social justice and sexual rights.