DLD is an international professional organization consisting of teachers, psychologists, clinicians, administrators, higher education professionals, parents, and others. Together, we stand against racism, hatred, and injustice in all environments. When tragedy strikes one of us, it strikes all of us. When one of our community is hurting, we all feel the hurt. Yet we also acknowledge that this pain is uniquely experienced by members of our community. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others are grave reminders of more than inequity in our communities and schools, but in the savage reality all too often faced by individuals of color. We seek to be effective allies, taking action to support the needs of those most impacted, and moving forward together.