The unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many more here in the United States, in addition to countless other lives lost around the globe, have rightfully shaken the very foundation of how we all live and do business. But the truth is, these killings are not unprecedented, and in fact, it’s taken too long for us to get to this place of widely recognizing injustice and catalyzing change. As history has shown us time and time again, minority communities across the world are forced to face oppression that stems far past police brutality into other forms of inequality across things like access to education, employment opportunities, housing, health care, and more.
It should go without saying, as a company we stand with the black community near and far and the Black Lives Matter movement. But as a society, we should be past the point of issuing statements of solidarity or apologies to these communities and taking real action. So we are going to begin by taking steps to inspire deeper understanding, unbridled acceptance, and cultural transformation within our house, and ourselves.
At its core, Talespin is here to serve as a platform to improve access to learning and knowledge, committed to offering solutions for organizations to better their people, and creating opportunities for individuals to advance themselves through the power of immersive technology. As an early-stage startup, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to institute policies and changes now, ensuring inclusivity and cultural accountability are a part of our company’s solutions, foundation, and philosophy going forward. While there is much more to do, here is our first commitment to change:
We know this is just the start of what we can collectively and individually do to drive toward real change. As an organization on a mission to redefine what learning, work, and collaboration look like for people in the future, we have a responsibility to build this future with inclusivity and equality as pillars, and have been working toward that goal from the start. We hope that you join us in taking actions today that will go beyond responding to the current unrest, and help us all be better individually so we can be better collectively.