American Councils' Statement on Recent Events

June 03, 2020

American Councils for International Education was founded on the principle that education and mutual understanding hold the power to bridge what at times seem like insurmountable differences that separate us. For over 40 years we have worked to bring people closer together and create a peaceful, more secure world for everyone. Each of us works tirelessly to build these bridges each and every day.

Sadly, the events of the past weeks have made it clear that racism and injustice threaten the very basis of our work by revealing the deep injustices and violence that exclude so many from the benefits of our society. American Councils’ Leadership Team will continue to work to foster diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. Together, we will promote justice and embrace a culture of respect for all.