We at PHFE WIC acknowledge the pain and suffering that anti-Black racism continues to cause.
We speak out against racism in all of its forms.
We speak out against oppression.
We speak out against the recent killings of unarmed Black people.
And we commit to working together with our communities to actively change the institutional and structural systems that have allowed racism to persist.
As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote so poignantly:
“Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible – even if you are choking on it – until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it is always still in the air” (Los Angeles Times, Saturday May 30, 2020)
Together we will keep shining the light.
Together we will stay vigilant.
And together we will stand in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all, and an end to racism.