OATS and Senior Planet are based on the idea that justice and decency can be advanced through collective action. We stand against the violence that our country has historically and presently tolerated against the Black community and we stand in support of those who are fighting for change.
For many years, we have maintained that our work is about more than simply helping older adults learn and use technology. It’s about education, service, health, engagement—but at its essence, our commitment is to justice, the idea that every human being has equal claim to dignity and fair treatment and security.
As activists, we are acutely aware that our nation is falling short of its promise. The recent episodes of brutality and murder against Black individuals—George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others—are intolerable and represent simply the latest chapter in a centuries-old history of racial violence and oppression.
We stand with those who demand change. Progress toward racial justice and human rights for the Black community is progress for all of us. OATS and Senior Planet are committed to serving as a haven for those who are threatened by violence or injustice, and we are fighting to change institutions and practices that harm vulnerable and marginalized populations.