The recent unjustified killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd combined with the disproportionate effects of the coronavirus pandemic on black people have heightened awareness for many in America to the existence and impact of racism and social inequalities in our country.
The Indiana Construction Roundtable understands that the protests across America are in direct response to these killings and other abuses brought on by systemic racism within law enforcement and other institutions in America.
We stand with these protestors exercising our 1st Amendment right to free speech, to peacefully assemble, and to express our grievances with our government because we oppose racism, police brutality, and the heinous actions leading to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
The Indiana Construction Roundtable will continue to lead through its initiatives to support diversity and inclusion and fair competition in our industry and our society. We are dedicated to bringing more diversity to the construction workforce, to increasing the capacity of diverse firms to perform larger amounts of business, to increasing the amount of dollars contracted to diverse firms, and to recognizing projects, organizations and individuals who successfully bring positive change in these areas.
We call upon all in the A/E/C industry to commit themselves as institutions, professional individuals, and private citizens to actively seek to eliminate biases and racism in order to create equity in our industry and society.
Chair, Board of Directors
Demetrius Glover, Ph. D.