Every life has equal value.
The events of the past week, fueled by a 400-year legacy of racism in the US, bring our immediate national crisis into sharp focus. We see the systemic injustice that has tragically ended the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other black and brown people that our society has failed.
As innovators and pioneers who created our connected world in order to freely share ideas and to provide opportunity and resources to everyone on the planet, we refuse to be complacent and complicit.
We know that inclusion is multi-dimensional and that many in our society are not assured of equal treatment under the law nor of access to the technology they need to find paths from poverty and to take care of themselves and their families.
This is our time to listen and to act. We are committed to building awareness and supporting technology policies that are inclusive and will contribute to a more just society. We welcome your thoughts on how we as individuals, and as part of the Marconi Society, can help achieve the true equality that everyone deserves.
Chair, Marconi Society
President, Marconi Society