The Executive Committee of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) joins the Orlando community in mourning. We grieve with the families of the victims of the massacre, and are in solidarity with the LGBTQ and Latino communities. We call for laws and policies that protect the LGBTQ community and people of color, often the target of these heinous crimes.
We are also cognizant that the backlash against the Muslim community is another expression of the racism that is rampant and incites violence.
AFTA envisions a just world by transforming social contexts that promote health, safety, and wellbeing of all families and communities. We work to foster inclusivity and interconnectedness.
We understand these are complex issues. The AFTA Board of Directors will be exploring this and other related issues further.
On Behalf of the AFTA Executive Committee