Black Lives Matter
The Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International supports Black Lives Matter and the global movement to end systemic racism, racial violence and police brutality.
We call for an end to racism and oppression in any form, in any society.
Maya Angelou said, “… lift someone up. Lift a stranger up—lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.”
As an organization, we have always worked to lift up women who are under-recognized, underpaid, under-promoted and underserved. We are committed to creating meaningful change in our communities through volunteer efforts, awarding scholarships and grants, mentoring, education and inclusion.
As a chapter, we support women of all ages and all colors with scholarships so they can pursue their educations and their dreams and with grants to help them grow their businesses and better support their families and their communities. We will continue these efforts going forward, with an intentionally stronger focus on needs in the Black community.
These efforts are largely localized, so it’s important that we, as a chapter, join the wider community of people all across the world in support of justice, equality, accountability and change, in support of human rights and advancement for all people.