Horizons K8 Board of Directors statement regarding the recent tragic events in our country

Horizons Community,

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others from the Black community are on the minds and in the hearts of the entire Horizons community.  Their lives have been taken by racially motivated violence and brutality. The systemic racism and white supremacy that besets our country, communities, and institutions continue to exist.

We know that the Black community is suffering, as are members of the Horizons community. Horizons seeks to integrate social justice, equity, and cultural responsiveness into all of our programming. As a community, we won’t stand for white supremacy or any other systemic oppression. Our work is to see and acknowledge that systems of oppression are real and to actively seek to dismantle them in all forms so that we leave a better world for our children.  

Horizons will continue to work toward providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for our employees, families, and students. In addition, please find resources surrounding these issues below. We are stronger together!

In solidarity,

The Horizons Board of Directors

Resources:

James Corden- It’s time for change in the US

Anti-racism resources for white people

NPR- Talking race with young children

Beverly Daniel- Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk?

Children’s books re: racism and activism

Talks to help you understand racism in America

How to talk to children about racism, prejudice, and protests

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

 

 

 

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