Black Lives Matter
Friday, June 5, 2020
Posted by: Mary Phillips
Black Lives Matter!
Plain and Simple.
Believing that, and stating that as a value within our organizations, our communities, our country, doesn’t diminish anyone.
We abhor the violence perpetuated on black people. It is systemic, and it is wrong. We stand with those individuals and organizations who passionately protest against the ongoing racism in our country which allows such violence.
The Golden Crown Literary Society’s philosophy on diversity and inclusion is fundamental: we include everyone, celebrate our differences, and understand we are at our best when we draw from the unique strengths, abilities, and experiences of our diverse community.
We are committed to a culture which fosters acceptance, extends respect to each person, and works to maximize each member's potential. We encourage and support initiatives which facilitate understanding and cultivate an atmosphere of kindness.
As Audre Lorde once wrote: “Our speaking out will irritate some people…and then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.”