MONTHLY DINNER - Wed., August 19, 2020 @ 7 p.m. - Daniel Boones
Making our community a better place!
We are called to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all struggles to fight racism, to ensure that the killing of Black people gets proper investigation, and to call attention to the pervasive culture of white supremacy in the United States. What happened to George Floyd and has been happening across this country to Black and Brown people for much too long is not justice. This must change.
We recognize that Black people in America, some of whom are LGBTQIA+, are systematically oppressed and we stand together affirming that Black Lives Matter. As LGBTQIA+ organizations, we acknowledge that while our work is bound up with movements for racial healing and justice, and many members of our organizations and communities have shown up in support of this movement, we historically haven’t done enough to align our missions with work for racial justice. With this letter, we want to publicly state our support in a unified way, and ask our friends and supporters to step forward with us.
As allies to this movement we believe that our first job is to listen and to ask how we can support Black Lives Matter, and other organizations taking the lead to end racially biased violence here in Texas. Our job is to listen first, and then to act. We are not coming in recommending strategies. We are curious, open and learning. We are educating our communities and our organizations on why it is important for LGBTQIA+ communities to stand with Black communities — why our politics, our values and our liberation are bound together. Texas has some of the worst racial disparities across socioeconomic, health and environmental conditions. We are committed for the long haul of actively working to create a more equitable state
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