White supremacy and police brutality are global problems. Every Black life lost to police murder globally matters and mattered. The above list contains the names of Black people murdered by police brutality in the U.S. since 2009. This is because the U.S. is the origin of the Black Lives Matter movement and currently the heart of the resistance.
We will update this list as appropriate
It would be wrong for us to ignore the unearned privilege that exists in Node.js. Much of the project leadership is white, and a majority are men. We are and have been systematically complicit in perpetuating the issues that led us to where we are. We can't change how we've built out the project's leadership to date, but we can change how we build it moving forward.
We are dedicated to being a part of the solution. We will actively center the Black community and uplift Black voices. We will share projects founded and built by Black community members. We will hold ourselves accountable, fulfill our promises, and make changes as needed. While it is our responsibility to hold ourselves accountable, we welcome your help. We invite you to share ways that we can do better. Email [email protected] or reach out to any of our project leaders.
To Black folks looking for access: We're here for you.
To Black people looking for amplification: We're here for you.
To Black members of our community seeking collaboration: We're here for you.
The responsibility to dismantle white supremacy does not fall on the Black community. It falls on the rest of us.
We will work with any Black community member who wishes to contribute to Node.js. Please contact us at [email protected] or @nodejs on Twitter with any questions.
We have an upcoming free online collaboration summit. There are many different sessions across various OpenJS projects, including Node.js. We have an orientation guide to help you figure out how you might want to take part. If you have any questions or want to talk about anything, please reach out to [email protected].
Moving forward we plan to offer ongoing support, mentorship, and sponsorship to help those from the Black community get involved in our project. We will also be analyzing our existing processes and governance to see what changes we can make to make sure our project is the kind of environment that the Black community wants to participate in.
Please feel welcome to contact Technical Steering Committee and Community Committee members. The preceding links contain email addresses for all members. If you prefer, you can contact any of the following members on Twitter:
If you're looking for docs, see https://nodejs.org/en/docs/.
To download Node.js, see https://nodejs.org/en/download/.
For information on the recent security release, see the security release blog post.