CELEBRATE | June 3, 2020

GEN Statement on the Need to 'Be' Together

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The Global Entrepreneurship Network strives to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to explore their potential to turn ideas into endeavors. Endeavors that solve problems and drive innovation. Endeavors that empower individuals and lift up communities. Endeavors that make our world a better place.

While there is no denying that our world is a better place than it was 50 years ago – 2020 has sent us all an unshakeable reminder that there is so much work to be done.

A global pandemic has resulted in an enormous loss of life while wreaking economic havoc on all of us, but especially those least prepared to weather the storm. And now, the massive demonstrations for racial justice taking place daily in cities throughout the United States open our eyes to how deeply racism and inequality can hurt and divide us.

Now is the time for us to listen together to all communities throughout the country and around the world. There are so many who are being oppressed that need our help not our silence.

Now is the time for us to work together and take the necessary steps to truly embrace diversity, equality and inclusion to level the playing field. We must act together to empower those communities and unleash their full potential.

Now is the time for us to stand together. We all have the opportunity to impact real, positive, lasting change in our communities and in our countries. GEN is committed to continuing our fight for that change in removing barriers and empowering communities everywhere.

We must do more. We must be together.

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