The Portland Center for Restorative Justice believes Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with the activists demanding social change in response to the centuries of oppression experienced by people of color at the hands of white people in the United States. We condemn the violence that law enforcement has perpetrated against these communities.  We call for a restorative response to these injustices. We also commit ourselves anew to examining ways we may inadvertently perpetuate systems of injustice, and to critically examine our own assumptions, values and effects.