We are hurting, frustrated, and our emotions are raw.
The cumulative toll of microaggressions, institutional racism, police brutality, and state-sanctioned violence coupled with the emotional labor of navigating a predominantly white profession is exhausting.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) expresses deep sorrow, compassion, anger, and words of hope in response to the death of George Floyd and many other victims of police brutality. We share the horror and outrage being expressed throughout our nation.
On June 1, 2020, the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus released a statement about police brutality and systemic racism and violence. We at the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) fully support and stand in solidarity.
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus (CAPHIC) joins the MLA leadership, the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus, and MLA caucuses in strong support of their statements of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The International Cooperation Caucus (ICC) of MLA is devastated by the recent and many incidents of police violence and brutality in the United States and stands in solidarity with the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus of MLA, many other MLA caucuses.