We want to take a moment to acknowledge the fraught times we are living in right now. Some people are awakening to the brutal reality of systemic racism and police violence that others have long experienced. People are on the streets, protesting and demanding social justice. All of this is happening at the same time that people around the world are struggling with and dying from COVID-19, with many more facing extreme economic or mental health hardships.
While we are excited for our announcement below, which has been two years in the making, we want to be clear that these new organizations exist only against the backdrop of many others that are working on critically important issues in our world. It is our hope that we are not a distraction or retreat from those efforts, but can add to them instead.
By Adelin Cai, Alexander Macgillivray, Clara Tsao, Denelle Dixon, and Eric Goldman Board of Directors, Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) and Trust & Safety Foundation Project (TSF)