Black Lives Matter

The Monarca in Flight community is deeply saddened and angered by the recent violence against people of color. We stand with all who are working to eliminate the structural racism, oppression and injustice that remain a sad reality for so many in our midst.

We believe that, as human beings, we are smarter this and we are better than this. It’s way too easy to let blind assumptions, stale prejudices and tired stereotypes drive our behavior. We can all make the effort to move beyond those learned behaviors and become our better selves. We can – and we must – strive to be the change we want to see in the world.

At Monarca in Flight we pledge to build on our longstanding commitment to welcome everyone, to embrace differences and to challenge assumptions. We encourage new ideas and aim to listen to all perspectives. We have always believed that our diversity is our strength, and that including all voices produces the most beneficial result for all involved. And we know there is always more to learn, and there are never-ending opportunities to improve. We welcome dialog and criticism on what we can do better.

Whatever our starting point on this journey, the truth is that meaningful change is possible if we all work together. This is the time to stand together for equity and justice. Each of us must rise to the challenge and ask ourselves how we can most effectively stand up for what is right. We all need to recognize and embrace the value of every human life, and to treat our fellow humans with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

Let’s work together at this critical time and make the difference that history is calling on us to make. Truly, we all rise or fall together. This is our moment. Let’s make it matter.