A Message From the Board of Directors to BIPOC Staff at PRX
These concerns have our full attention.
The Board of Directors apologizes to the Black, Indigenous, and people of color on our staff. You have bravely reached out to share your outrage about issues of systemic racism in our organization. We hear you. In speaking up, you have helped us to clearly see inequities. These concerns have our full attention.
We recognize that PRX has a lot of work to do to create an inclusive workplace where you can thrive as individuals and each have a sense of belonging.
To that end we are taking a series of concrete actions that directly address systemic racism at PRX, including, but not limited to, an independent investigation led by Joe Edwards (of the law firm Prince Lobel) to explore the specific issues raised by Palace Shaw in her letter of grievance. We anticipate this investigation will be completed by September 18th, and PRX will publicly share the conclusions of the report.
These actions are only first steps. To fix things, we must understand not just the manifestations of the problem, but the root causes. We are committed to working together to make PRX a more equitable and inclusive place.
The PRX Board of Directors
While the work ahead of us is great, we have committed to transformational change, as well as to be as transparent with you as possible. Thank you for your partnership; we ask for your openness in sticking with us during this time of great change at PRX.
For more, read CEO Kerri Hoffman’s most recent communication to the PRX staff, which reflects what she has learned from the ongoing conversations — the need for change and healing of some great pain within the organization.