Dear LMCC Community,
Our hearts are filled with sorrow and grief for the families and communities impacted by the recent murders and countless deaths prior. At this moment, we grieve alongside you at the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade—four innocent Black lives violently ended by the hands of police and white supremacists.
As we respond to the injustice and oppression, we stand in solidarity with the peaceful protests happening across our land and those fighting against systemic racism and disempowerment of Black communities and communities of color.
LMCC is committed to reexamining the structural inequities and white supremacy that underlie our own place of privilege, and to continuing the work of reform. Through listening, dialogue, advocacy, and activism, we share in the necessary work to eradicate institutionalized racism. Our aim is to collectively build a more just, equitable, and inclusive society that supports and strengthens all people - not just those who are privileged because of the color of their skin. We acknowledge that for many organizations, including our own, this work is long overdue.
We pause today to honor the lives lost. Our own words fall short at this time, so we offer Ross Gay's poem in reflection and memory.
Lili Chopra & Diego S. Segalini
Executive Directors, LMCC