"We all have the power to effect positive change."

By Kimberly Truong
Jun 01, 2020 @ 4:36 pm
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The Commonwealth Trust run by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth has shared a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Monday, the Queen's Commonwealth Trust wrote on Twitter, "Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter" alongside a photo of a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out," continued the statement. "Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn. Time to come together and build a better future as one. #TeamQCT."

Queen Elizabeth is patron of the Trust, Prince Harry serves as its president, and Meghan Markle was named vice president last year.

Over the past few days, protests have taken place all over the world including in London and Los Angeles, over the death of George Floyd. After Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after being handcuffed and forcefully pinned down by police, thousands of protesters have demanded justice and systemic change.

To show your support please consider donating to and promoting some of these organizations if you can: Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, The Bail ProjectNAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the ACLU