Illinois Public Media stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

June 08, 2020
 

Illinois Public Media stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and all who support it.

We have always been an organization dedicated to public service and building community, but now more than ever, we need to harness the power of public media to deepen our understanding, foster conversation, and encourage meaningful change.

As a start, we are working to offer more programs across all platforms that elevate the work, stories, and experiences of people of color. Additionally, we are committed to producing and presenting even more local and national content that exposes injustice and presents a diverse set of voices and viewpoints.

What we have seen play out in the past couple months is nothing new for our communities of color, especially the Black community; but for so many of us, we are coming to realize our roles in upholding and benefiting from the systematic racism that these injustices represent. We acknowledge that Illinois Public Media hasn’t always been perfect, but we are striving to do better.