Silence also comes in the form of silencing others.
Happy Monday, FAMily!
Today we celebrate and most importantly reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we know that our group exists first and foremost to ensure that we are never silent in the face of oppression, injustice or discrimination. For many of us, that requires looking inward at our own problematic behavior and being brave enough to unpack the things we do and the beliefs we have and see how they impact those who we’re here to protect.
Today especially we understand the impact we can have and the necessity of inclusion, advocacy and honesty with ourselves and others.
Consider all the work we’ve done together, and all the work we will still do. Imagine a day when the landscape of equity and equality looks the way we know that it should.
And ask yourself if you’re committed, regardless of level of discomfort, to bringing that world into existence.
As always, we’re grateful to be on this journey with you. We are especially proud and thankful for those who have educated and engaged thoughtfully, bravely and intelligently, despite the pain and confusion.
Anne, Anne and Jen