This a Babson campaign, initiated and led by student leaders. The content here is written from the College, in support of our student’s efforts.
The Babson community is enriched by a diversity of races, cultures, backgrounds and perspectives, and united by a shared vision to create positive change in the world. Our students are passionate entrepreneurial leaders who are actively seeking advancements in society’s most pressing issues including police brutality, systemic oppression and racial injustice.
As the nation mourns the shocking, immoral deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, and countless others, our students have rallied together to act. They stand for justice to the fallen victims, and aim to support organizations that uplift the Black community. And, we support their efforts to make a difference.
During these pressing times and every day after, Babson stands by the Black community. We do not and will not continue to tolerate willful ignorance. Black lives matter.
Babson’s Black Student Union, African Student Organization, Student Government Association, Origins of Necessary Equality, and over 70 other organizations and athletic teams have unified to show support for the Black community by raising funds for the following three organizations:
100 Black Men of America: “The nation’s top African American led mentoring organization.”
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: “America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.”
Equal Justice Initiative: “Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment while challenging racial and economic injustice.”
After carefully considering these organizations, they have decided that these three nonprofits uphold the College’s core values while being effective in fighting racial inequality. All proceeds will benefit the Black community. Your gift to the College will be dispersed equally to the three organizations following the conclusion of this campaign. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 by June 30th, 2020 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Babson's Black Student Union.
This is the first step in our students taking action towards stimulating necessary conversations about racism from this point forward. There is no place for hate in our community – together, with our students, we aim to make a longstanding impact.
Thank you for your generosity and support of our students' efforts!