Published on March 31, 2021
As we celebrate and welcome the spring season’s sun and warmth, we also acknowledge the sadness and grief that we feel in the face of recent racist and violent events.
We stand with our local AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islander) community and hold the pain, fear, and anger that results from these attacks. We stand with those who have lost a loved one to gun violence and hold the grief and despair that results in the aftermath of several mass shootings in just a few days. We stand with our Black community in the painful recounting of George Floyd’s death as his alleged murderer is put on trial. We stand in unity with our BIPOC community and hold the complex combination of anger and sadness with strength and determination to build a better future for our loved ones.