We are listening. We are learning.
Agile Alliance stands firmly and wholeheartedly in support of the Black community, and in the ongoing fight for racial justice and equity around the world. Racial injustice has no place in our organization and our community.
As we are committed to supporting people who explore and apply Agile, valuing “individuals and interactions” is at the core of what we do. This idea goes beyond our work in software — it’s the basis of human dignity itself.
We understand these issues are not new and that explicitly declaring our commitment to them is overdue. Words are powerful, but we want to complement our words with action. We are reinforcing the following commitments:
- We will focus on examining, building, and embracing the diversity within our organization and membership.
- We will use our platform to elevate and engage underrepresented stakeholder voices.
- We will create space for ourselves and the Agile community to engage in essential discussions, anti-racist learning, and action.
We invite our members and subscribers to join us for “Growing Racial Equity in the Agile Community for Black Lives” — a virtual event to be held on June 26, 2020.
We will keep listening. We will keep learning. We will do better. We support the Black community. #BlackLivesMatter
— Agile Alliance Board of Directors
**Edited on June 6, 2020: We originally used the word “keepers of the Agile Manifesto” that implied ownership of the Agile Manifesto. As this was not our intent, we sincerely apologize and have updated accordingly.**
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