A Statement from Smile Train

June 15, 2020 | Smile Train

Over recent weeks, people across the US, and the globe, have stood up in the face of injustice and systemic racism plaguing the black community. We've seen an outpouring of global support, protesters demanding change, and organizations fighting for equality and accountability. Black Lives Matter.

Smile Train stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

As an organization, Smile Train is committed to listening and learning to further the diverse and inclusive environment that is central to our culture. We recognize that lasting change takes time and we know we have more meaningful work to do to continue this conversation. By prioritizing a more comprehensive diversity and inclusion action plan, we will ensure our teams are representative of the global community we serve. 

We’ve spent time reflecting and discussing our own biases with our friends and families, and we are listening closely to our team members around the globe. These conversations help us in understanding how we can continue to evolve, while ensuring that our plan takes into account the unique perspectives from across our organization.

Smile Train has the power and responsibility to create a culture where hate and discrimination have no place. Our mission has always been centered in belonging, acceptance and safety, and we encourage all of our communities to join us as we fight to help make our world more equitable.