We mourn with our community over the senseless death of George Floyd. We condemn, in the strongest of terms, the recent spate of racist attacks and murders against black Americans and other persons of color. The frequency of these tragic events, and the despair and anger we see and hear from our fellow citizens, speak for themselves as to the urgency with which we must address the inequities and systemic racism in our communities.
As a community foundation, our role is to bring people together, to work with others and help our community heal. We pledge to listen, to watch, to learn, and to remain steadfast in our support for the fight for equality, safety, and justice for everyone.