USA Climbing stands in support of those impacted by systemic racism and injustice in this country. We are disheartened by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others. Words, hashtags, and public statements are simply not enough.
Now more than ever USA Climbing would like to be a part of the solution. We know it will not be easy, we know there is so much we need to learn to stop the cycle of racism and bias within our own sport, but we also know we must do something. Last year, a task force was established to help us better understand inequity issues within our community and develop policies and programs that will help uplift our community as a whole.
We stand with our athletes, volunteers, and affiliates that have been affected by the senseless deaths and devastation of communities, and we are committed to speaking up through words and action.